Sonic CD Coming to Android Later this Year

Now this is some cool news! SEGA has announced they will be bringing its classic Sonic CD game to Android. SEGA says the game is coming to “mobile phones and consoles everywhere” later this year. This announcement also says the Japanese soundtrack will be included with this re-release, which is a good thing in my opinion. The re-release of Sonic CD will be making its public debut at the Microsoft booth at PAX Prime in Seattle, August 26–28, 2011.

“SEEEEGAAAAA!” OK, I’ve got that out of my systems now. Seriously though, this will be an awesome classic to check out on a mobile device. If you need to jolt your memory on this game you’ll find a video after the break (comparing the US and Japanese soundtrack). The full press release from SEGA is included as well for your reading pleasure while you listen to the soundtrack. I know I’m excited to check this out, are you?

Metal Sonic! Amy Rose! It Can Only be Sonic CD

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – August 25, 2011

SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. today announced that Sonic CD™ will debut on mobile phones and consoles everywhere. The game was originally released for the SEGA CD™ system in 1993, and included the first appearance of fan favorite characters Metal Sonic and Amy Rose. 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 Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network, iPhone® and iPod® touch, iPad™, Windows PC Digital Download, Android and Windows Phone and will be available for download in late 2011.

The re-release of Sonic CD will be making its public debut at the Microsoft booth at PAX Prime in Seattle, August 26–28, 2011. For more information on Sonic CD, please visit

“Ask any Sonic fan to name their favorite games, and Sonic CD always ranks near the top of their lists,” said Haruki Satomi, Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America. “ 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 colorful 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 Time Stones from the Little Planet. Sonic must speed through levels and travel through time while 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, special iOS features, Xbox LIVE Achievements, PSN Trophies, PC Achievements and more.

[via sega]

About the Author: Harold Williams

Harold was born and raised in Whitehall, NY (supposedly the birthplace of the US Navy). His first real smartphone experience belonged to Nokia and Symbian. Following came years of being a happy BlackBerry follower with a brief moment on Windows Mobile. Once a Droid X landed in his hands, he was forever converted to the dark side of the force. Memories of a Star Tac filled his head with happiness and once again joining Motorola in a new revolution. When not playing guitar he's following the tech world via Twitter and the mobile web trying to fill his need to have and know about the latest and greatest tech. Being grateful for all the free tools Google has provided, he is now sold on Google for life. In the real world he is filling his dorky needs as a project manager for a medical technology company.

  • Gregory Opera

    Now THIS is a game I can’t wait to play on my Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY (“PlayStation phone”)… Let’s just hope Sega remember to add native support for the Xperia PLAY’s physical gaming buttons.

  • Harold Williams

    @Gregory – More games like this come out I may be turned to the Xperia side after all. I still need to go check one out in the store. You’re pretty happy with yours?

  • Lester

    @ Harold – I LOVE my xperia play! It’s so nice to be able to play on a real game pad instead of virtual controls. The only two complaints I have is that there aren’t enough xperia play optimized games on the market yet and the internal memory is really small.

  • Gregory Opera

    The internal memory ins’t too bad Lester, and don’t forget that most games and applications can be moved to the removeable storage these days.

    Regarding the availability of Xperia PLAY games, there’s plenty out there – well over 150 according to Sony Ericsson – and judging by what is shown in the Android Market and in the news, there’s plenty more to come.

    Where you may be getting confused is in the availability of PlayStation/PSOne games, and this is my complaint also – at the time of writing, there are just nine PlayStation/PSone games available and no indications of more to come.

  • Harold Williams

    Maybe I’ll have to get my hands on one for a nice review. You’ve sparked my interest.

  • Ceodyon

    God I hope this has Xperia PLAY controls. Playing Sonic 4 with a touch-screen was terrible.

  • Harold Williams

    @Ceodyon – Yeah, I can imagine a game like this with only touch screen controls might be a bit hard to play.

  • Gregory Opera

    Sonic 4 is available for Android?

  • Harold Williams

    @Gregory – looks like it was releases on iPhone