Don’t panic. Sonic the Hedgehog really is racing his way towards mobile devices, but Sega isn’t just presenting a straight port of the 1991 classic. Instead, it’s getting a lick of paint and a little polish, in the same vein as the Sonic CD re-release we saw recently. Expect widescreen support and a remastered soundtrack, among other fun stuff.
This also isn’t a clunky emulator effort – Sonic the Hedgehog is going to know what sort of platform you’re using, rather than overlaying on-screen controls over top of the action.
Christian “The Taxman” Whitehead has taken over handling on this one (with his Retro Engine – formerly used to create Genesis-accurate physics for fan efforts), but this time he’s got prominent fan gamer Stealth joining him – best known for his work on the Sonic overhaul Sonic the Hedgehog Megamix.
In an interesting twist, we’ve got confirmed details for the game’s Android release (later this month, US$2.99), while the iOS future remains hazy. Keep your eyes peeled though, ladies and gents – we’re also hearing rumours that Taxman and Stealth are setting their sights on Sonic 2 as their next project.