Sonic 2 Recreated with HD Graphics
With Sonic Mania being a Sonic fan’s dream brought to fruition, the nostalgia for the blue hedgehog is understandably high. Unlike other game companies, Sega has a more forgiving attitude towards fan projects. Heck, one such Sonic fan game creator, Taxman, was brought on to help co-develop Sonic Mania. And, blasting out from the Sonic fan game community is Sonic 2 HD which hopes to capture what Sonic 2 would look like in HD graphics.
It’s been a project that has a pretty long history at this point with roots dating back to 2008. The first demo for Sonic 2 HD was released in 2008 while this new one just dropped today. From their site, the project is described:
From the very beginning of the project, Sonic 2 HD has focused on maintaining the feel that has made Sonic the Hedgehog 2 a classic while using new tools to reimagine the original as it could have been were it made today. The game’s art direction reflects this, but Sonic 2 HD has also given equal attention to unseen essential elements in the physics and audio. The result of this is an unprecedented re-interpretation in high definition graphics, music and gameplay of Sonic 2, which continues to set quality standards to this day.
If you need some more classic 2D Sonic after finishing Sonic Mania, dash over to their site for a free download.