Announced today during Mobile World Congress was the coming release of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II to NVIDIA Tegra 3 capable devices on the Tegra Zone.
The press release indicates that while not exactly as strong as the version we’ll see on consoles is set to be, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II will apparently still look great on Tegra 3 devices.
Sonic makes his triumphant return in Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode II via a Tegra 3-enhanced edition that puts nearly all of the console graphics right into the palm of your hand. Remember playing Sonic 1, 2 and 3 on your original Sega Genesis console? Remember how addicted you became to the fast-paced action of collecting all those rings and beating Dr. Eggman at the end of every Zone?
Well, Sonic 4: Episode II brings all that classic gaming goodness to your Tegra 3-powered device. Sega has given the game a 21st Century makeover. Armed with snazzy new moves, you’ll guide Sonic through 17 all-new levels filled with real-time water effects and dynamic backgrounds – in up to 720p HD resolution on compatible devices. There’s also a return of a favorite Special Stage.
One thing we’re not sure of is exactly what “Tegra 3-enhanced” implies. The trailer we were given to show you folks on the top of this post is actually the same one that ran last week, except NVIDIA added a watermark to the bottom. Once these “enhancements” come to light, we’ll let you know what’s good.
No release date for this title has been given for any platform. As the tail end of the teaser indicates, we can expect Sonic’s next adventure to come during the Spring of this year. We assume that a simultaneous release date is planned for each device.
For Sonic fans looking to roll on their current or future Tegra 3 portables, this is certainly good news. Will you be snagging it?