There are quite a few Sonic games available on Android, but today marks the first appearance of the Blue Blur's original adventure, Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic's first adventure has been updated for mobile devices, adding widescreen support, a remastered soundtrack, leaderboards and more. Furthermore, a brand new addition will allow users to play as either Knuckles or Tails. This new feature is also being added to the iOS version of Sonic the Hedgehog via a free update.
The game hasn't appeared on the North American Google Play store as of this writing, but it's slated to arrive today for $2.99.
Plus A Free Update For Existing iOS Players
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. today announced debut of Sonic the Hedgehog™ for Android. The SEGA Genesis favorite will be available today on Google Play for $2.99/£1.99/€2.69/AUD$2.99. This release gives fans a whole new look at Sonic's world, optimized with widescreen support and exclusive features for mobile phones. Additionally, the all-new update allows gamers to unlock Sonic's pals Tails and Knuckles as playable characters on mobile for the very first time. Sonic The Hedgehog is currently available for iOS through the App Store and this all-new content will be offered as a free update for gamers already playing on their iPhone ®, iPad ® and iPod ® touch.
Following in the footsteps of the critically acclaimed Sonic CD in 2011, Sonic The Hedgehog has received an equally robust overhaul. Through widescreen support, fans will see the game better than ever on their mobile devices and will be able to zoom through Zones at a smooth 60 frames per second. In addition to playing as Tails and Knuckles, Sonic enthusiasts will also enjoy a remastered original soundtrack, new leaderboards and achievements, and an all-new Time Attack mode.
In Sonic the Hedgehog, Dr. Eggman has used his wicked ways to turn all of the animals of Mobius into mechanical monsters – and it's up to Sonic to save the world! Players can sprint, run and spin their agile blue hero through electrifying loop-de-loops to gather rings, navigate challenging Special Stages, and collect the fabled Chaos Emeralds in order to stop Dr. Eggman's schemes for world domination.
For more information please visit: www.sega.com/games/sonic-the-hedgehog/
About SEGA® of America, Inc.
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment. SEGA® of America's Web site is located at www.sega.com.
About SEGA® Europe Ltd.
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including Windows PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe's web site is located at www.sega.com.
- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 9.7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours
- Dimensions 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.96 lb
- Announced 2014-10-16
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