Pax Prime, it’s one of the largest public video game events of the year, most studios have a booth there and theres usually some big announcements. So it’s a little strange how things have been a tad quiet when it comes to news regarding anything Sega related eh?
That said however, reports from several sources at Pax have slowly started to come in, specifically regarding Sonic Adventure 2 and a number of interesting tid bits of information have come to light. Hit that read more button to find out what.
First of all, this version of SA2 appears to be Sonic Adventure 2: Battle and not the Dreamcast original. Why does that matter? Well without boring you with the details, there are some differences between the original SA2 and SA2:B, Both SSMB member Shade Vortex and Bartman3010 over at Sonic Retro both claim this to be Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, which makes the next piece of information all the more curious.
Sonic Adventure 2 is getting DLC. How is that possible? Well, Shade Vortex was able to talk with Mr Ken Balough who told him…
that the Battle addon will be paid-for DLC. Yay, they’re doing an SADX again!
Anyone who picked up Sonic Adventure on either the PSN or XBLA will remember that shortly after the game was released, the DX portion of the game was later released as DLC. From the sounds of it and like many predicted, the Battle portion of Sonic Adventure 2 will come later as a DLC release.
Now comes another small yet interesting piece of information regarding everybody’s favorite giant cat. Big the Cat is back! Batman3010 confirmed that Big the Cat is back to
troll provide hours of entertainment by randomly appearing during cut scenes and stages. You may remember in SA2:B, the majority of Big’s cameos were removed, but you could force some to return if you pressed certain buttons at key points in the game. However, from Bartman’s report, it sounds like you no longer need to do anything, Big will appear on his own accord.
I will say that the game is running with all the enhancements seen in Sonic Adventure 2 Battle and they’ve gone to the trouble of putting Big back in the level as he appeared before, which likely means he will return for all his cut scene cameos and more.
Stay tuned to TSS for more information as we get it.
Source: SSMB (Shade Vortex) & Sonic Retro (Bartman3010)