Sonic 4: Episode 2 Confirmed For PC Download

Among all of the Sonic the Hedgehog love dished out to PC gamers today, SEGA has also confirmed in their press release that Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II will be available for PC digital download later this year. Unfortunately, no other information regarding Episode II was given, but we’ll let you know when SEGA releases more details. In the meantime, PC fans can finally experience the first episode of Sonic the Hedgehog 4. You can purchase and download it from Steam now.

Check out the press release after the jump.
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Sonic CD Gets Second Playable Character, Out December, Today on GameStop Tablets

SEGA has just given some big news on their blog regarding the upcoming Sonic CD re-release. From today, those who purchase a GameStop branded Android tablet will get Sonic CD as a pre-installed game way ahead of the game’s newly announced December release on all platforms. Finally, SEGA has revealed that Sonic’s two-tailed friend Miles “Tails” Prower will be an unlockable playable character. Players will be able to take control of Tails and his flying ability on their second playthrough of the game.

SEGA also released 9 new screenshots of the game, which we have for you below.

Sonic CD will be re-released in December on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, PC, iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, Android Phones and Windows Phone 7.

Source: SEGA Blog

SEGA FINALLY Announces Sonic Generations For PC Download, New Screenshots

SEGA has FINALLY announced that Sonic Generations will be available for PC Download, confirming what the world has known for months now. The PC version will be released via PC digital download platforms on the same day the console versions release November 4th 2011. This version will include Steamworks features like Steam Cloud, full stereoscopic 3D support, Achievements and online leaderboards.

Check out the press release and screenshots below.

SONIC GENERATIONS CONFIRMED FOR PC DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO – 8th October, 2011 – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA®of America, Inc. are delighted to confirm that Sonic Generations™ will be released on PC and available via SEGA’s partners for PC digital download in November this year. Sonic Generations™ is the ultimate celebration of 20 years of Sonic the Hedgehog and sees SEGA’s iconic mascot racing through a brand new adventure as both the much loved classic 1991 character, and the modern day video game hero he has become today.
Sonic Generations™ for PC digital includes Steamworks features such as Steam Cloud, which allows save files to be stored on Steam’s servers so you can resume your game progress from any PC. As with the other console platforms, Sonic Generations™ will be available to play in full stereoscopic 3D and will contain Achievements and online leaderboards.
Sonic Generations™ will be available via PC digital download as well as Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on 4th November 2011.
For more information please visit www.sonicthehedgehog.com/generations


Source: SEGA Press

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Sonic CD Port Officially Announced, Coming This Holiday To Many Platforms

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Four days later and the new port of Sonic CD revealed on Monday has been made official. The Mega CD/SEGA CD title will be making its way to many platforms this Holiday season, which include Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, PC Download, Windows Phone and Android Phone.

The game is said to feature widescreen graphics, the original Japanese soundtrack, special iOS features, Xbox LIVE Achievements, PSN Trophies, PC Achievements and more. Interestingly, SEGA also says this game is a prequel to Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1. A trailer, press release and artwork have also been released, which we have shared for you here.

Check out the press release below:

METAL SONIC! AMY-ROSE! ROBOTS! IT CAN ONLY BE SONIC CD

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO — 25th August, 2011 —SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that Sonic CD™ will debut on mobile phones and consoles everywhere. Originally released for the MEGA CD™ system in 1993 and with Metal Sonic and Amy Rose making their introduction, Sonic CD is coming to digital platforms with music from the original Japanese soundtrack. The beloved prequel to Sonic The Hedgehog 4 ™ Episode I is coming to iPhone® and iPod® touch, iPad®, Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation® Network, PC Digital Download, Android and Windows Phone 7 and will be available for download this winter.

“Ask any Sonic fan to name their favourite games, and Sonic CD always ranks near the top of their lists,” said Haruki Satomi, Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA. “Sonic CD marks an important chapter in Sonic’s history, bridging the gap between his oldest adventures and his new digital exploits like Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I. We’ve made sure the re-mastered edition has everything that Sonic fans want to see with all of the original colourful classic zones.”

Following the classic story of the original, Sonic CD sees Dr Eggman plan to cause chaos and take control of the future by stealing Times Stones from the Little Planet. Sonic must speed through levels and travel through time whilst fending off Eggman’s robots to recover the Time Stones, and save Amy Rose from his mechanical twin, Metal Sonic! This fast-paced game will return with brand new features including enhanced widescreen graphics, iOS features, Xbox LIVE Achievements, PSN Trophies, PC Achievements and more.

For more information on Sonic CD, please visit http://www.sega.com/

Source: SEGA Blog

Thanks to Jemma in our comments section for the heads up and to Woun for the YouTube upload!

Sonic Sale on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and PC Download

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In celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog’s 20th Anniversary, SEGA’s offering discounts on digital Sonic titles for a limited time only on the Xbox Live Marketplace, PlayStation Network and the company’s own PC Download service.

Here’s the full lineup, prices and dates of availability:

Xbox®LIVE Arcade

Available from 23 – 28 June

Sonic the Hedgehog™ – Was 400 points Now 240 points
Sonic the Hedgehog™ 2 – Was 400 points Now 240 points
Sonic the Hedgehog™ 3 – Was 400 points Now 240 points
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG™ 4 Episode 1 – Was 1,200 points Now 800 points
Sonic & Knuckles™ – Was 240 points Now 120 points
Sonic Adventure™ – Was 800 points Now 400 points
Sonic Adventure™ DX upgrade (add on) – Was 400 Now 240
Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing™ add-on offers:
Metal Sonic & Death Egg Zone (add on) – Was 560 points Now 320 points
Ryo Hazuki / Forklift Truck (add on) – Was 320 points Now 240 points
Unlock All Characters & Tracks (add on) – Was 400 points Now 240 points

PlayStation®Network

Sonic 20th Anniversary bundle only £13.99/$19.99 /€17.99
Available from 23 June to 12 July

Sonic the Hedgehog™
Sonic the Hedgehog™ 2
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG™ 4 Episode 1
Sonic Adventure™
Sonic Adventure DX Upgrade
Dynamic Theme for SONIC THE HEDGEHOG™ 4 Episode 1

PC Download

Sonic 20th Anniversary bundle only £11.97/$14.97/€13.47
Available from 23 – 30 June

Bundle includes:
Sonic 3D Blast™
Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine™
Sonic Spinball™
Sonic the Hedgehog™
Sonic the Hedgehog™ 2
Sonic 3 & Knuckles™

UK Store
U.S. Store
France Store
Germany Store
Spain Store

Sources: SEGA of America’s website and the official Sonic Facebook page

Sonic 3D Blast & Other MD Titles Coming To PC Download

SEGA have today announced yet another collection of their 16 Bit library, this time in the form of SEGA Mega Drive Classics. This collection is a part of their recently announced focus on digital distribution and will be released for the PC Download market via online store Steam among others. Eleven games are currently known to be on the way with all of them releasing June 1st 2010 priced at £1.99/€2.49/ AUS$3.49, check out the list and their product pages below:
Sonic 3D Blast
Ecco the Dolphin
Golden Axe
Comix Zone
VectorMan
Gain Ground
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Crack Down
Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
Altered Beast
Space Harrier II

Press release

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (May 21st, 2010) –SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. are proud to announce that a wide selection of evergreen games from the legendary SEGA Mega Drive™ platform are making their way on to PC via digital distribution.

The initial group of titles being made available consists of fan favourites such as Golden Axe™, Ecco the Dolphin™, Comix Zone™ and VectorMan™. All these classic SEGA titles will be available from £1.99/€2.49/ AUS$3.49, but for a full list of all available titles and features, please visit www.sega.com.

“It’s exciting to be able to offer these classic games to a new audience” said Nick Pili, Network Business Director at SEGA Europe. “Delivered via our digital partners, every PC owner can now enjoy these timeless masterpieces whenever they want!”

The first set of SEGA Mega Drive games for PC are set to release 1st June on STEAM and other digital distribution networks.

Source: SEGA Europe