By Will Whitehurst / July 16th, 2012
At SEGA’s Sonic Boom event during the San Diego Comic-Con, fans of the Blue Blur were in for a pleasant surprise.
An HD remake of Sonic Adventure 2 is coming soon to PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. (Unlike most of SEGA’s HD remakes, a Windows/Steam release has yet to be determined). SEGA’s announcement of the remake comes almost a month after a listing for an XBLA version appeared on Xbox.com. Along with games such as Jet Grind Radio and NiGHTS Into Dreams, Sonic Adventure 2 is part of the ongoing “SEGA Heritage” series of HD remakes that started with a 2010 HD remake of Sonic Adventure.
Originally released in June 2001 to coincide with Sonic’s 10th anniversary, Sonic Adventure 2 was hailed by critics as the last great Dreamcast game. A remake on the GameCube under the name Sonic Adventure 2: Battle had more lukewarm critical reception, but ended up becoming a huge financial success in its own right.
The HD remake will feature offline multiplayer, leaderboards, and downloadable content, presumably the extras featured in Battle. If you missed out on this Dreamcast classic or its GameCube port, Sonic Adventure 2 is heading to PSN and XBLA this fall.