[UPDATE] RUMOUR: Sonic Adventure 2 Coming to Xbox Live Arcade?

UPDATE: Harmonix has just announced Rock Band Blitz for XBLA and PSN. The list is now looking more credible. Thanks, Cola and Aptiva!

Original article:
What is believed to be a leaked list of upcoming Xbox Live Arcade games has appeared in a post at popular forum NeoGAF. Many already announced games are featured in the list, like Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2, but there are some unannounced games, including Sonic Adventure 2 and Rock Band Blitz. The first Sonic Adventure game is already available on XBLA, so it would only make sense to re-release the sequel, too. As for Rock Band Blitz, Harmonix has recently stated that they are planning to announce their next game at PAX East this week, so could this be the new game?

The credibility of this list will rest on Harmonix’s announcement. We’ll let you know of any further developments.

You can view the full list of games after the jump.

Aero Cross
Alien Spidy
Anomoly Warzone Earth
Awesomenauts
Babel Rising
Bang Bang Racing
Battleblock Theatre
Behemoth Builder
Bellator
Black Knight Sword
Bloodforge
Bonk: Brink of Extinction
Capsized
Caveland
Crimson Dragon (Kinect)
Deadlight
Deep Black Episode 1
Deep Black Episode 2
Diabolical Pitch (Kinect)
Doodles
Double Dragon 2
Double Fine Extra Happy Action Theatre
Dragons Crown
Dragons Lair (Kinect)
Dreamland Tennis
Dungeon Fighter Live: Fall Of Hendon Myre
Dungeon Twister
Dust
Fantasy Life: Mabinogi
Fez
Fire Pro Wrestling
Fireburst
Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition
Girl Fight
Gottlieb Pinball
Hearts of Iron: Road to War
Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit
Jam
Jam Live Music Arcade
Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad
Jewels Beat
Jigoku
Joe Danger 2: The Movie
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure HD
Joyride Arcade (Kinect)
Kinect Rush: Snapshot (Kinect)
Kinectopia (Kinect)
King of Campus
Kingdom
Lips Live
Magic 2013
Magical Drop V
Mertalocalypse
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
Monster Battle
MX Vs. ATV Alive: Tournament
Ninja Arcade
Penny Arcade Episode 3
Purple Giraffe
Quantum Conundrum
Red Johnson’s Chronicles: One Against All
Retro City Rampage
Rock Band Blitz
S (Double Fine)
Saints Row Moneyshot
Scourge: Outbreak
Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
Sega Vintage Collection: Golden Axe
Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
Skullgirls
Skulls of the Shogun
Skykid
Sonic Adventure 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2
Spelunky
Spongebob Gravjet Racing
Sword of Legend
Tetris Splash
The Mystery of Whiterock Castle
The Pinball Arcade
The Splatters
The Walking Dead
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD
Topgun
Transcend
Trials Evolution
Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
Warlords (Kinect)
Wild Rush
Wildlife: Forest Survival
Woman’s Flat Track Derby Association: Rollerjam
World Gone Sour
Wreckateer
WWE Wrestlefest
Zombie Driver HD
Zuma’s Revenge

Source: NeoGAF (via Video Game Writers)

127 Comments

    1. I highly doubt it will be for steam, since Sonic Adventure 2 has never been ported to the PC, While Sonic Adventure was on the PC to begin with.

      1. And despite that, Sega just chose to port over Xbox 360 version of SA1 re-release and not to use the existing PC version.

        1. Yo dawg, I herd U liek ports,
          so we ported a Dreamcast game to PC, ported the PC port to the 360 & PS3, then ported the 360/PS3 port of the PC port of the Dreamcast game to the PC again!

      2. Beside, Jet Set Radio was never released on PC, too. And now it’s HD remake is coming to Steam 😉

      3. Mind you, Sonic Adventure 2 was only released to Gamecube and Dreamcast, and now it’s coming to XBLA. So PC port ain’t that impossible 😉
        I’d be fine with ps3 port anyways, which is more likely.

      1. man…the sonic stadium is like anti-SA3. you guys hate that title. lol every article that it is brought up on you guys just hate on that person

        1. Not really it’s just tiring to have someone shout “IT’S SA3!!!” everytime a new Sonic game is announced who knows maybe someday SEGA may want another Adventure game but until it’s officially announced those comments will plague every thread.
          I loved the Adventure games but I just don’t see SEGA making a similar formula like them again and if they did name the next game SA3 then people would complain about it just like what happened with Sonic4 not living up to the ‘fans’ expectations as a true successor to the golden ‘flawless’ classics.

          1. Agreed. it kinda seems pointless to even make SA3 also, because Shadow the edgehog resolved Shadow’s plot back in 2005. If they would have waited until 2006 and released Sonic Adventure 3 on a Dreamcast 2 or something, maybe that would have worked.

  1. I don’t mean to be a jerk when I say this, but if there’s a time when Sega wants to release SA2, this time would be pretty good for them.

    1. Of course this is the best time – the hype from Generations is still decent. Not huge, but it’s there. Besides, Episode II is coming out soon and it looks a lot better than Episode I, so that hype’s there too. Now I’m just hoping they have online multiplayer in SA2 if it does actually come to the XBL Arcade.

  2. fapfapfapfapfapfap if this is true, this is the best day of my life…
    But if its not HD im gonna suicide!

    1. I could care less about HD – if there’s no online multiplayer I’ll suicide. Explosively. At SEGA HQ.

  3. Sonic Adventure 3.

    Now that I have your attention, I hope this rumor is true beecauusee it’ll be good for the Sonic newbies to play this game.

    1. It is possible that these re-releases are leading up to something. It was proclaimed that the next big game would be a “standard” 3D Sonic game. I don’t think it’ll be specifically titled “Sonic Adventure 3”, though. Either way, Generations supposedly marked the last of the Daytime/Colors/Modern gameplay, so I can’t wait to see what they do next!

      1. I certainly hope they make a proper Sonic Adventure 3, by which I mean make Sonic ’06 but good. That was the closest we’ve gotten to Adventure 3, but it suuuuuuuuuuuuuuucked. SO pretty much give us a Sonic game with large hub worlds, free movement in stages, and character upgrades like the Bounce Bracelet and such.

  4. If this was Kotaku, the comments section will be filled with comments about a different game than the ones that was the focus on the article.

  5. I really hope it comes to steam TBH as i am buying ALOT on steam these days and it would be a dick move of them to only release it on XBLA and not on steam /PSN but knowing sega they will either do only PSN XBLA or all three of them

  6. I am not a troll I hate trolls as much as you do, but i sorta hate SA2. The game’s fun, but after awhile it gets kinda boring. I mean I would buy it if it did come for STEAM, but it probably a waste of $$$. But if it has online functionality…

    1. I know we’re supposed to get along without conflicting opinions, but yours just sucks. You hate SA2? I don’t even…

  7. Having never played Sonic Adventure 2 I hope it is released on PSN at some point 2012. So was SA2 a good game?
    better than SA1?

    1. yes though its up to interpretanion. some call it the oot of sonic some call its a great game just not the best sonic game. for me its the best 3d sonic game and my 3rd favrite sonic game in general.

    2. Well, I think so. Tho in some ways I think SA1 is better but I like SA2 more for some reason. But otherwise, I’d say even.

      SA2 is better because…
      SA2 has a pretty good deep storyline yet it’s also very simplistic in actuality. For the most part, this game is the true “Sonic Rivals” as the 3 main characters face off against their rivals of skill. It’s the one time the first true time you get to play as “2 Sonics”, one being the different online in style (for gameplay) but being a totally different guy as a character. The style is all well crafted with the music being of many themes but somehow maintaining the same tone over all while using only 4 genres. The Chao Gardens are more interactive for some reason. And the controls in SA2 are a bit tighter. You can also somersault and grind.

      SA1 is better because…
      SA1 has a better decent storyline too but is more complicated due to detail and the amount of perspectives you view it in. However, the option to choose each character indivudually is more free and thus your focus isn’t forced back and forth. However there are no “teams” and there’s more than just 3 styles of gameplay, which can be a good or bad thing to you. Tails is physically playable (for the last, workable time ever sadly.) Every other game has him using a maching to fight or move around or both. The treaser hunting stges are larger but easier, and the jewels can be found in any order, unlike SA2. The stages are a bit more open space as well.

      1. Oh! And SA2 has multiplayer choosing from 12 characters.

        In Story Mode, there’s 6 charactrs. 3 on Hero side, 3 on Dark side. They rival each other in 3 types of gameplay.

        In multiplayer, you can make 2 characters face each other but you also get an EXTRA hero and EXTRA dark character per category.

        Racing: Sonic, Shadow, Amy, Metal Sonic.
        Treasure Hunting: Knuckles, Rouge, Tikal, Chaos.
        Shooting: Tails, Eggman, Hero Chao, Dark Chao.

        haha

        1. I was never able to play multiplayer in SA2 ever since I was left with only one gamecube controller. Now, when it comes to XBLA and PSN, have 2 360 controllers, so i could play 2P again! 😀

      2. i completely agree with u the 1st is always fun nd time consuming but the 2nd is just addicting from the gameplay to the music nd storyline i personally think they should bring power stone back out

      1. Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles didn’t get PSN release. There IS reason to worry. 🙁
        But I hope you’re right.

        1. SA1 got a PS3 version, didn’t it? As far as I know, all of these Dreamcast re-releases will be available for both systems.

    1. well the 1st adventure game had the dx dlc avaliable. so hopefully, yes for dreamcast & battle

  8. FINALLY!
    It’s about time this happened! I’ve been waiting forever! I’ll even pay extra for the “Battle” DLC, assuming they’re taking the same approach as they did with the original! What I’d really like to see is a widescreen option, though.

    1. SA1 didn’t have a widescreen option, right? I also hope they could make it 60fps, but that might be pushing it.

  9. Ohhhhhhhhhh, yeahhhhh… the first game I ever played, one of the best, and THE best Sonic game in my opinion… YES! This is going to be great if it’s true!

  10. Bonk: Brink of Extinction was canceled many months ago, long before developer Hudson Soft was absorbed into Konami.

    I dunno about this list.

  11. I hate to be “that guy”, but that SA2 pic of Sonic and Shadow make me wonder. The newer games have better graphics and are much smoother with better textures. But model/design wise, why can’t Sonic and especially Shadow look THAT cool anymore? I mean hell it’s like these models are advanced Classic Models and Modern Models are derped out Adventure models. haha Oh well. It’s an artist’s pet peeve. =p

    ANYHOO, SA2 bettah come to XBLA

    1. It is coming to XBLA, the list that you just saw all are XBLA cooming-soon games. Read da article, brooo.

    1. Then why did you even comment? Lol 😛

      However people, don’t get your hopes TOO high up.

      Also, I have a feeling that SEGA is porting SA2 to get some major cash. After their huge loss of money, the only thing SEGA can do is release their second best-selling game of all time, with updated graphics! 🙂 I’m sure SEGA will earn a ton of money from this game!

      To the people saying whether Dreamcast or Gamecube version, its going to be the Dreamcast version, but with the updated graphics. SEGA will have a “Battle DLC Add-on” that will contain all of the stuff that the gamecube version had.

      SEGA, just give us online racing, and the ability to trade, fight, and race your chaos, and I’ll buy this in a heartbeat! 😀 Funny thing is, I just found out 2 days ago that I lost my SA2B disc, so this confirmed news is fantastic! Idc if you guys don’t call it confirmed, but having HMX reveal their new game, THAT WAS ON THE LIST, is all the proof I need! >:D

      I think Episode 2 will come before SA2 though.

  12. I hope this is true, because i only played sonic adventure DX on the gamecube (in the wii) ; D

  13. Perhaps with online two player? Maybe?
    Anyway, I would be happy if Sega fixed the cut scenes. I mean, there are times when the dramatic nature can be ruined when you can’t hear the dialogue.
    But even if they don’t, It is still incredible.
    Does anyone know if an older game has been ported to the xbox with online multi-player?

    1. Yeah, i see what you mean. When Sonic and Shadow are about to fight at the ARK, when Sonic says “What you see is what you get, just a guy that loves adventure!” his voice was overpowered by the music. I too hope SEGA fixes stuff like that, and not just simply update graphics and nothing else. :/

  14. some of these games were cancelled, i saw them on unseen 64, spongebob gravjet racing is one, errr yeah can’t find any others

  15. If it is going on steam
    No doubt we will get some good mods
    Like a fully playable super sonic or super shadow in levels

    1. Maybe we could also get Tails Knuckles, Egmman, and Rouge to play Sonic and Shadow’s levels too! 😀

      1. Ya know, like take Tails and Eggman out of their machines, like when they’re in Chao World! Then they could tweak their speeds, jumping, etc. and they’re all set! 🙂

    1. Now now, don’t fret. When Sonic Adventure DX: Director’s Cut was ported, it was labeled as Sonic Adventure, with the DX upgrade as additional content. It’s likely that it would be Sonic Adventure 2 with a Battle upgrade afterwards.

      I hope the Big cameos are brought over though…

  16. If SA2 does get re-released, I hope it has Battle’s extra MP maps and DreamArena’s DLC kart tracks and seasonal skins. Just a thought…

  17. This will be nice if it doesn’t have an eyesore of a border like SA:DX had. Dunno why but any border that isn’t all black is horrendous distracting to me, especially when the SA:DX one takes up as much of my TV as it does. Otherwise I’d rather just play it stretched through my Wii. Regardless, it’s nice to see SA2 finally getting some long over due love.

  18. I have been waiting for this for so long… I’d rebuy SA2 anyway, but with Trophy support on PSN, this’ll be day one download.

  19. Please be on PSN.
    Please be on PSN.
    Please be on PSN.
    Please be on PSN.
    Please be on PSN.
    Please be on PSN.

  20. Nice was waiting for it. Would prefer steam though, but xbox360 if also fine ^_^

    Hope they’ll use the battle version, and improve multiplayer to make it online!

  21. if it is true then HELL YEAH BABY!!! i always wanted this to be on psn. next thing ya know sonic heroes will be on steam

  22. Can’t wait to play “if” the humour is ture but for my trick is get disk version (like dreamcast collection) after download the digital download version (if?) then instead use the digital download just use the disk/retail version and load the save data and dlc (also downloadable)

  23. If it is coming, one word. MULTIPLAYER.

    If you bring the Battle version over as DLC, make sure that the Multiplayer stays in tact and if you can, Make it online.

  24. Will someone please check the Steam Registry to find out if the game’s coming to PC too? I am pretty much wetting my pants here waiting to find out!!

  25. Yes! I hope they keep the chao garden! I’m also hoping they somehow add the jewel eggs, and maybe the moon chao!

    1. they’ll keep the chao garden, they kept it in sonic adventure wen it was released on xbla

  26. Please come to PSN too!!! Me and one of my friends have been patiently waiting for SA2 because we’ve never played it! Well hes got Xbox live so if it doesn’t, he could get on there!!

  27. It’s great to see they’re finally releasing this.
    Though I did buy the game about 5 or so years ago and completed all 180 emblems…so kind of no point in getting it again…

    1. i agree on that for its problems (ok i had no problems, besides lag, pop in, etc (ps2 ver.)) it was a fantastic game

      1. I play it on my uncle’s ps2 but i never got to finish it since it didn’t have a memory card.

  28. I definitely prefer SA2 to SA1 so i’m really looking forward to this!
    Heres hoping for Heroes on XBLA next, though i can’t see that happening for some reason lol Hope they do though, heroes was my first 3D Sonic game and i still love it now, prefer it to the adventure series (please don’t kill me)

  29. that suck >:) doesnt mean i cant ask them, however i dont want to alert sega or xbox of this list, although i copy pasted the entire list to ms word, so if it does get taken down, i can see it and nobody will get in trouble ^^ so should i leave the comment, ps sonic adventure wasnt shown off until at e3 2010, so sonic adventure 2 may not be announced until e3 2012

  30. Holy……..

    ALL OF MY YES! ALL OF MY FUCK YEAH! ALL OF MY LOVE FOR SONIC! AND ALL MY MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!

    Man this is so awsome. I hope they’ll annouce it soon. Can’t wait to play some multiplayer with SSMB guys (Online is kinda given) and locally with my cousin xD

    1. Yes…finally I was waiting for you to comment and read this because I knew you’d be excited…let’s hope this rumor becomes true 🙂

  31. Man, even though I own both versions and have gotten 100% on both of them, I think I can still see myself getting this when it comes out.

  32. An Hd remade would be amazing, if they do I hope they fix its problems like sound editing,and who else thinks online multiplayer would be pretty neato?

  33. With this list being confirmed, its a solid declaration that a ton of games are coming down the pipeline.
    Many forgotten gems, and others we never thought would make it stateside.

  34. EFFING FINALLY
    It has always baffled me how one of the most popular games in the entire series, furthermore one that has a very important part of the overall storyline (introducing SHADOW, who has been in all but maybe three or four games since this one) was only available on two systems (3, counting the Wii). Even Sonic CD had more exposure than this (Sega CD, PC, GC/PS2/XBox via Gems Collection), even the Game Gear games (via SADX), hell, even Knuckles Chaotix was available on both the 32x and on GameTap. None of the Sonic games before the 2006 disaster were available on fewer platforms than Sonic Adventure 2. It’s about frigging time.

  35. Do you think they will do a iOS release? (Come On! Rockstar Re Released GTA III On iOS and That Came Out The Same Year As SA2)

    1. I don’t think any iOS device can handle SA2…..if it could, we would be seeing so many smooth 3D games out there…

    2. before we see an ios release sonic adventure 2 they’ll release sonic adventure, however, if u play anything like that on an ios device there could be like 5 differnt buttons, so my recomendation is to get it on an ipad at least, because look at gta 3 there were at least 7 differnt icons, no way most people would be able to keep up

  36. Hmmm… If this is true and it does end up coming out on PSN, I wonder if it will be playable on the Vita.

  37. WOW I really hope this is true…hopefully they’ll announce it soon 😀

    This could be a great treat for people who don’t own SA2 anymore or others who had it on DC…I’ve still got my copy of SA2B and my Gamecube so I might not bother with this,won’t be able to anyway because I don’t have XBLA/PSN yet) XD

  38. i would love is sa2 did come on xbox. one of my fav childhood games. i didnt get bored of it. im actually surprised they didnt do it long ago.

  39. This would be a welcome treat. Diabolical Pitch is already out, so this list is pretty legit in my opinion. Well, only time will tell.

  40. Meh…..I really don’t care about SA2 to tell you the truth……

    CAUSE I HAVE “2 BATTLE” OF COURSE!

    What, did you almost think I was a Sonic adventure hater or something? 😛

  41. The Sega Vintage collection ones are real. Now listen im sure that this will be announced sometime after the release of their big Sonic 4 episode 2 release. Trust me on this guys 😉

  42. SA2 needs to go to xbox just because its a classic just like the 1st one but real SA2 fans would have all of the missions nd levels with ‘A’ ranks complete also the songs on the game were tight too please bring this game back with more game options PLEASE!

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