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Sonic CD Gets Launch Trailer, Fantastic Price

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Posted on December 13, 2011 AT 02:12pm

THE BUZZ: The release of Sega’s reworking of Sonic CD is now upon us, and to celebrate, Sega has unleashed a new trailer—along with a most excellent price for the game.

Originally released for Sega’s under-appreciated Genesis CD attachment—the Sega CD—Sonic CD was a massively expansive game compared to the previous chapters of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. Because of that—and its unique yet somewhat obtuse time-travel aspect—the game was extremely popular among some fans, but disliked among others.

Now, Sonic fans everywhere will get the chance to experience Sonic CD again via this new release, one which features a new graphical filter, the ability to unlock Tails (who was never part of the game originally), and the inclusion of both the original Japanese and US soundtracks. And the best part? Sonic CD will only cost you a paltry $5.

Sonic CD hits Xbox Live Arcade tomorrow, and PSN next Tuesday (December 20th).

EGM’s TAKE: Having owned the original release of Sonic CD on the Sega CD, I’m really looking forward to picking up this new reworking of the game and playing through it again. I’m also very, very happy to see both soundtracks included. While I understand the appreciation for the original Japanese music and its particular style, I just love me some Spencer Nilsen.

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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