Back in August, we received the squeal-inducing news that Sega was readying a port of the classic Sonic CD for downloadable markets on home consoles and mobile. And by mobile, that meant it was coming to the App Store. But, this isn’t shaping up to be just a mere port. Instead, Sega has enlisted the work of Christian Whitehead, a gifted software programmer who basically created his own game engine from scratch that was capable of running Sonic CD (among many other things, I’m sure) on multiple platforms with all sorts of optimizations and enhancements.
This Sonic CD project from Whitehead actually sparked off more than two years ago, and it’s still crazy to me to think that it’s actually finally materializing as a real, official release. Today, Sega has put out another trailer for the upcoming Sonic CD re-release, which you can see below:
The trailer pegs the release for Sonic CD as “late 2011", which is fast approaching. This is one release date that I really hope doesn’t get pushed back, as I’ve been eager to get my manly hands on an iPhone port of Sonic CD ever since the first video of the unofficial port popped up back in 2009. And I know I’m not alone, as Sonic CD is revered as one of the best – if not the best – Sonic games to come out of the golden age of 2D platforming known as the 90s.
We’ll keep a close eye out for any new tidbits of information on Sonic CD as the release date approaches, and you can join in on a discussion of the game with other like-minded Sonic fanatics in our forums.