Sonic 2 HD Fan Project Is Back in Action


You may or may not remember Sonic 2 HD, a fan project that garnered some media attention a few years ago for attempting to remake the popular Genesis game, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, in HD. After showing off some impressive alpha footage, the project was abruptly canceled in 2012 when internal rifts and crucial team member exists led to an implosion of the development team. Recently however, seemingly behind the scenes and out of the public eye, the project has been revived. Sonic 2 HD project leader “Vincent” made the announcement via the project’s official blog and Facebook page.

Development was able to resume after a fan of the project created and submitted an engine that was approved by Vincent, replacing the engine that was lost after the original programmer left the team. The project is now recruiting animators and graphic artists and has vowed regular progress updates as they occur. Best of luck to the team. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is arguably the high point of a series that has seen many ups and downs, to see it in glorious HD would be a treat.


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  • Kermit Johnson

    Recruiting animators and artists, huh? How hard can it be to redraw the same sprites in HD?
    Actually, there is a blog on how the original artists improved upon the existing art by giving them more clarity beyond uprezzing, so there’s that.