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Sonic 2 SEGA Ages Port to Include Scrapped Material, M2 Reveal Plans to Port Dreamcast Games

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

In an interview with Game Watch, M2’s Naoki Horii has revealed a lot of details about the Switch line of SEGA Ages ports.

Some key highlights include plans to port Sonic the Hedgehog 2 to the system and include elements originally removed from the game due to console limitations. Also revealed are plans to port Dreamcast games to the Switch and Horii confirmed there’s 3 key titles that the team are currently working on, but didn’t mention which ones.

The current batch of SEGA Ages ports will be a part of what M2 are calling, “season one”. They are planning 15 games for this season and the previously announced Thunder Force AC port will include additional stages and more colours than its original release. The team are also using fan feedback to help enhance their port of Gain Ground.

There has also been confirmation that the Model 1 emulation they are using for Virtua Racing allows them to improve the game. There is even talk of potentially porting the Model 1 Star Wars Arcade game if they can get authorisation to use the Star Wars license.

M2 have also revealed that they are planning to do a 2nd season of SEGA Ages ports once they’ve completed work on the first 15 games.

The SEGA Ages line currently consists of ports of Sonic the Hedgehog, Thunder Force IV and Phantasy Star which is currently Japan exclusive. A port is due for a Western release but there is currently no release dates. Other titles confirmed for a SEGA Ages release include Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Gain Ground, Space Harrier, Out Run, Columns II, Thunder Force AC, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Virtua Racing. 4 more unannounced games will round out season one.

[Source: Go Nintendo]

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Columns II, Sonic 2, Out Run & Thunder Force AC Heading to Switch

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Weekly Famitsu have revealed that the next batch of SEGA Ages titles to release on Switch will include Columns II, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Out Run and more interestingly, Thunder Force AC. Thunder Force AC is a weird little title in that it’s an arcade port of Thunder Spirits for SNES. Thunder Spirits itself is also an altered port of Thunder Force III for Mega Drive.

The only new features revealed at this time are that Columns II is getting an online versus mode, while Out Run will featured newly arranged music tracks. There are currently no screenshots, video or release dates set for these titles at this time.

The SEGA Ages line for Nintendo Switch is still currently Japan exclusive. Development on these ports is lead by M2 who previously worked on the SEGA Ages ports to 3DS.

[Source: Siliconera]

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Fan Scene: Sonic 2 HD Demo 2.0 Now Available

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

The long-awaited 2nd demo of the Sonic 2 HD fan game is now available to download from the project’s official website. You can check out a trailer for the latest build by clicking below:

Sonic 2 HD has been in development since 2008. The last build was released in 2012 and featured animation by Tom Fry and music by Tee Lopes. Both would later find fame for their work on Sonic Mania.

[Source: Sonic 2 HD Official Website]

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3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Release Date Finally Confirmed for 8th of October

Monday, September 28th, 2015

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3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 finally has a release date! The stereoscopic 3D remaster by M2 hits the 3DS eShop on the 8th of October.

Outside the obvious addition of stereoscopic 3D visuals, the only major change to this version of Sonic 2 comes with the ability to save anywhere and play multiplayer co-op or vs modes with each player on a dedicated device. Also included is a new unlockable Super Sonic mode which allows you to activate Super Sonic at any point in the game.

[Source: Siliconera]

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Video Spotlight: 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Trailer

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

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SEGA Japan’s YouTube channel has unleashed a trailer for 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the upcoming M2 port for 3DS. If you have a 3D-enabled display you can view the trailer in its intended stereoscopic 3D format. Check it out below:

3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 launches in the West in September this year for the 3DS eShop. It will feature a new Ring Keep mode which halves the amount of rings you lose every time you get hit.

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New Ring Keep Mode Revealed for 3D Sonic 2

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

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A new mode called Ring Keep has been revealed for the 3DS port of Sonic 2.

3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will now feature a mode that allows you to start a stage with 10 rings but every time you take damage the amount of rings you lose are halved. This also means the amount of rings you’re allowed to scrape back after a hit is greatly reduced. It’s an interesting addition that should make for some challenging gameplay for seasoned players.

Also announced is 2 player co-op and versus modes will be available to play through wireless connectivity but both players will need their own copy of 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2. The game will have the standard M2 features of quick saves and the option to play the Japanese or international version of the game.

[Source: Siliconera]

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New Stages Discovered in Sonic 2 Remastered

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Yes, we’re pretty late to this news but I think it’s worth sharing because I love hidden little oddities.

2 additional stages have been discovered lurking in the source code for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Remastered for iOS. The first is Egg Gauntlet Zone which basically acts as a boss rush. You can see footage of it below:

Sadly this zone is no longer playable as a recent update removed removed the stage’s art assets.

Next up is Proto Palace Zone. This stage recreates a faithful yet completable version of Hidden Palace Zone that was featured in the Simon Wai Sonic 2 Beta ROM. What’s more interesting about this stage is it can still be accessed to regular owners of the game. Here’s some instructions on how to do this:

1) Access the Sonic 2 level select code by tapping the letters in the SEGA logo from left to right, then put two fingers on the title screen.
2) Enter the debug code 01,09,09,02,01,01,02,04 into the sound test section.
3) Then follow this with this code: 03,03,03,0B,10,10,10,04

You can also check out footage of this zone in action below:

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

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Sonic 2 Remastered Releasing Tomorrow; Hidden Palace Zone is Unlockable

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Christian “The Taxman” Whitehead returns once again with a Retro Engine-powered port of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for Android and iOS devices. The new version of the 16 bit classic launches tomorrow and will be a free update for those who already own the existing port of Sonic 2 for these devices.

Along with the usual enhancements of a widescreen display and more accurate controls, Whitehead has seen fit to add Hidden Palace Zone as an unlockable bonus stage. This is not the Hidden Palace Zone from Sonic & Knuckles either; this is the version that was discovered in Sonic 2 Beta. Whitehead has obviously not left the stage incomplete and has given it a lovely makeover which now includes gimmicks like the water jet you can see above.

[Source: Joystiq]

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SEGA Tunes: Girlz Melon Turns Oil Ocean into a Metal Masterpiece

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Scottish internet metal sensation Girlz Melon returns with an absolutely ripping take on Oil Ocean Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Check out the video below:

Like the track? Download it for free from Girlz Melon’s soundcloud page.

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Sonic 2 Remastered Coming to iOS and Android in November

Monday, October 21st, 2013

The next in Christian ‘Taxman’ Whitehead’s Retro Engine Sonic remasters is Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and the game is coming to iOS and Android devices this November.

Also confirmed is a scaled down version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed also for iOS and Android. This title is being released in December and features a new World Tour mode exclusive to this version.

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

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