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All Articles: Sonic Adventure 2
Microsoft has been so consistent with their “Xbox Live Arcade Wednesdays” thing that it’s easy to forget they occasionally do Friday updates as well. Yesterday was one such Friday, as two Sega classics were added to the XBLA.
Sonic Adventure 2 is now available in glorious high definition for 800 Microsoft Points ($10). However, if you’re also looking for the special Battle Mode bonus content that was created for the GameCube re-release, that’s part of a separate DLC pack.
In the fight between heroes and villains, will you choose to save the world or conquer it? The hunt for the Chaos Emeralds is on and battle lines have been drawn between Hero and Dark. Experience two unique adventures featuring both long-time heroes and new and returning villains as they battle for the fate of the world! Sonic Adventure 2 makes its return on Xbox LIVE Arcade with a full cast of playable heroes and villains, exciting two-player competitive modes, Chao Gardens, and more than 30 action-packed stages, all remastered in HD!
Also available this week is Nights Into Dreams. The Saturn cult classic has been priced at 800 Microsoft Points ($10) and includes the Christmas Nights expansion. Oh Sega, so greedy and so generous at the same time.
Slip off into the dream world and go on an aerial adventure as Nights in this classic Saturn remake. Collect Ideya (colored orbs), rack up points, and battle bosses to help Elliot and Claris save Nightopia from Wizeman the Wicked. With all seven original dreams, enhanced graphics, achievements, leaderboards, and playable content from Christmas Nights, this beloved title is back and better than ever.
Sony’s Day 1 Digital initiative begins today with two awesome PS3 Full Game releases: Resident Evil 6 and NBA 2K13. If zombified Presidents and basketball simulations aren’t your thing, the budget-priced Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 has also been added to the PlayStation Store.
Sega has added a pair of classic titles to the PSN Games section: Sonic Adventure 2 and Nights Into Dreams (which also include Christmas Nights!). A pair of PS2 Classics are also now available on the Store as well: Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon – Special Edition and Ruff Trigger: The Vanocore Conspiracy.
Finally, on the Vita side of the Store is New Little King’s Story.
Sega has announced a release date for the next two “Sega Heritage” HD re-releases on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. Both Nights Into Dreams and Sonic Adventure 2 will be available during the first week of October, with PlayStation players getting the titles slightly earlier than their Xbox brethren on Tuesday, October 2nd. The two games will be added to the XBLA release on Friday, October 5th, three days later. Both games will be available for $9.99 or £6.49 in England or €7.99 in Europe or 800 Microsoft Points on the XBLA.
The two titles will come with a heap of extras. Nights Into Dreams will come complete with the festive add-on, Christmas Nights. Sadly, Sonic Adventures 2’s Battle Mode is paid DLC (for an additional $3.00 / 240 Microsoft Points) and will feature the extra content that came with the GameCube version of the game, including Chao Karate.
Sonic Adventure was released for the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade almost two years ago. Since then, fans have idly wondered when the second game in the series would make its debut as a downloadable title.
Sega put an end to the wondering at Comic-Con this past weekend, where they announced that Sonic Adventure 2 will be released for the PSN and XBLA this Fall.
So let’s see… this means that PSN/XBLA remakes of Nights, Jet Set Radio, and now Sonic Adventure 2 will be available in the next few months. It’s a good time to be an old-time Sega fan.