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Sonic Adventure 2 XBLA/PSN Remaster Announced, No, For Real This Time

For the past few years, Sega has struggled to keep important information on upcoming titles from leaking to the public before an official announcement – and by “struggled”, I mean “failed spectacularly”. Sonic Unleashed saw promotional images as well as an early video of Savannah Citadel find their way to the public before the game was even announced; Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I leaked in its entirety prior to release, and the negative reaction to the game at the time led to a six month delay; Sonic Generations had its entire roster of levels, bosses, and characters revealed months in advance; even Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II was accidentally released several weeks early on Steam.

And so the cycle has continued with the upcoming high-definition remaster of the Dreamcast’s swan song, Sonic Adventure 2. Waaay back in April, we reported that the title had been spotted in a massive leaked list of upcoming Xbox Live Arcade titles. A month later, Major Nelson of Xbox Live pseudo-fame accidentally posted that Avatar items based on the game were due for release. And finally, just last month, Microsoft themselves posted an official listing for the game on Xbox.com, complete with screenshots, box art, and a release date of October 3, 2012. At this point, presumably Sega realized that keeping the game a secret any longer would be utterly futile, so Ken Balough and the Sega of America superteam took to the stage at Sonic Boom on Friday to show the first official trailer for the upcoming Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network rerelease, poking a bit of self-deprecating fun at the company’s inability to keep a secret. Oh, and apologies in advance for the overly-enthusiastic crowd.

[Video courtesy of YouTube user joshua593210.]

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    Yes friends. Sega has a sense of humor

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    “Leaking onto consoles this fall”

    Ha, I like that.

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    To be honest, I like how Sega of America had decided to show off all of the Leak Articles in this “Teaser Trailer”.
    At least they aren’t hiding any guilt from doing so, if I could put it that way.

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    Hahaha, made my day 😀

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    LMAO I said that the crowd was retarded and then got into some weird comment fight with some guy. Ahhhh, Sonic fans~

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    Well the trailer is a bit of a let down but it’s still great news, Sonic Adventure 2 never gets old, can’t wait to raise a Chao again and just in time because I accidentally deleted my old Chao Garden save file a couple of weeks ago on Wii!

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    So, wait… does this mean that they’re going to update the models and textures, or are the just releasing it with a higher resolution? Because I think a graphical overhaul would be the only thing that would make me really want to buy this…

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      SADX’s re-release on PSN and XBLA is a good idea what to expect, only with proper 16:9 instead of a 4:3 screen with a blue border.

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    Is this the real life?
    Is this just fantasy?

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    I’m so proud, I can’t wait to play those Chao Gardens and City Escape. 🙂

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    “Leaking onto consoles this fall” I see what you did thar!

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    Wah,no steam.
    Oh well,I haveSA2B,who needs 360 and Ps3?
    Hah.

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    Not sure which to be more excited for, this or NiGHTS into Dreams!

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    Please, PLEASE release this on Steam, SEGA!!!

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    I was there. “Overly-enthusiastic” isn’t even cutting it close.

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    hahaha atleast SEGA has a sense of humor about these leaks XD

    Leaking onto consoles, priceless.

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    The crowd’s volume is nothing compared to the crowd at E3 2004 Zelda Twilight Princess reveal.

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    Can’t see why there should be complaints over an excited crowd. Ah, Sonic fans.

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    Android, please.

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    1. Sega is freaking hilarious for writing that stuff in the trailer.
    2. Sonic fans are amazing. In the first half second, before the text barely came on screen, people were already cheering. Or, I could say that the music is amazing.

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