Over the weekend, an intriguing little rumour had come to pass; namely that Sega had prepped Sonic Adventure 2 for release on the Playstation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.
Today, Sega are dumping a truckload of fuel on the rumour fire by confirming that the sequel to the first-party Dreamcast title, will in fact make it’s bow on the aforementioned services on October 3rd this year.
As recently as last month, a page for the then unannounced title cropped up on Xbox.com, showing the now confirmed 3rd of October release date, local multiplayer, downloadable content and leaderboards. There were also some screenshots which suggested that it was being given the full HD upgrade treatment, rather than just being a port of shoddy PC code with no frills attached. Hopefully with that sort of visual upgrade, Sega have finally come around to the fact that this isn’t 1998 and 4:3 isn’t the dominant aspect ratio for TV and monitor displays.
A price for the title hasn’t been revealed yet, but somewhere in the region of $9.99/800 Microsoft Points seems reasonable given the pricing of the original Sonic Adventure on the Sony and Microsoft services.
There is no official direct-feed trailer for the re-release yet, though they are some really quite crappy off-screen camera jobs floating about. Regardless, as soon as Sega decide to grace us with some media, I’ll be sure to stick it up here.