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Sonic 2 HD Returns From Its Grave

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Remember Sonic 2 HD, which unceremoniously died following its alpha release because of nonsense regarding former project programmer L0st? The quick excitement and then sorrow of the project’s release and cancellation reverberated across the Internet and it looked like the dream had finally died.

Not so fast. In the waning hours of Sonic’s 23rd Birthday (and we do hope you keep your Sonic memories coming in), the Sonic 2 HD Facebook group sprung back to life and announced the project was back on. Turns out that a newcomer, who remains anonymous, stepped up with an engine to fill the hole L0st’s firing caused, and the engine received approval by project head Vincent.

While the team is a short a few members from its original development (citing real life obligations), it looks like the project will continue development. If any of you are feeling creative and have the skills to assist the group, it may not be a bad time to contact the team and show them your stuff.

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    I’m about to cry! This is amazing news!

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    This is amazing news! I hope to see things proceed once again!

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    Lovely.

    Looking forward to Sonic 2 4K myself…

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    Do they have anything open for music? Like remixing any tracks for the game? Where can I find out?

    Also, unrelated question I should probably bring up in the forums: It won’t let me log in to this specific system (the WordPress system). It takes me to a dead link. It’s been like this for months now.

    -Rainbowroad6w (forum/wiki username)

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    YES!

    YES!!

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    I really wish this project is eventually completed, and I enjoyed the Emerald Hill demo, but excuse me if I don’t get my hopes up.

    This is the same team that spent years assuring the community that they were fully committed to finishing the game and ignored multiple people who raised concerns about the engine developement process. People were telling them to dump LOst for years and they just ignored them, and then when he went AWOL they quit, attempting to place the blame solely on LOst.

    The blame for not dumping LOst at least a year prior to the project disintegrating falls on the rest of the team, and their lack of committment was disappointing after so many reassurances.

    Also, everyone who ever cared about this project has Sonic 2 running on an HD screen at 60 fps in their pocket right now, with an enhanced debug and Hidden Palace zone.

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    So, is this a remake of Sonic 2 or does it have new stuff? Either way, glad it’s back.

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    That’s awesome news. Hopefully they’ll be able to get the game finished this time. And I hope Sega doesn’t kill all of our hopes like they did with Sonic Fan Remix…

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    Whatever just give me Sonic 2 2013 by Taxman on PC!

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    Oh. Yes. YES! That’s amazing news!

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    Wow S2HD is really back? I thought it would be gone forever.

    But hey, atleast that’s awesome! 😀

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    I thought computer wallpaper is keylogger too http://sega-addicts.com/2012/04/10/keylogger-found-in-sonic-2-hd-alpha-release/ I want PC port.Shall I be involved in this remake?

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    So pumped!

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    […] [Source: S2HD Facebook, via SonicRetro] […]

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    What about making the full source public this time? Maybe even a community repository at github.

    Just sayin’.

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    I know it’s a super long stretch. And them actually going with what I’m about to suggest would probably mean they never finished the project.

    But it would be awesome if this project consisted of both Genesis and Game Gear Sonic 2 levels.

    There, it’s out. 😛

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    WOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    I was so disappointed when S2HD got canned. Glad to see it’s back!

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    Anyone else remember Sonic Fan Remix? When’s that gonna come out/back from the grave?

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    RISE FROM YOUR GRAVE!

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    yay its back

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