Fans develop Sonic the Hedgehog 2 HD Remix

Games like Bionic Commando and Super Street Fighter II are getting their own HD remakes. However one game that is more than worthy of the HD makeover isn’t getting any attention.

Enter Sonic the Hedgehog 2 HD Remix. Developed purely by the fans, this project is coming along quite nicely despite it being a week old (if that). There is already a capable staff working on the game and they have some absolutely beautiful sprite work done.

The goal of project is as follows:

"The purpose of the S2HD project is to remaster Sega’s classic Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in high definition graphics, whilst at the same time precisely preserving the original gameplay. New features that were not present in the original will also be made available. The S2HD project is always searching for new talent to aid us in our endeavour to resurrect and improve a timeless gaming classic. All of those significantly involved with the S2HD project readily understand that the birth of this venture was entirely due to enthusiastic individuals showcasing their artistic talents in the Sonic community. Collaboration rather than competition and encouragement as opposed to derision are therefore our most central philosophies."

Current Feature Aims

* Remastered tiles, sprites and music
* New graphical effects when collecting rings, skidding, spin dashing, dust being kicked up when jumping and more
* Gameplay physics and collisions replicated from Sonic 2
* Both original and new sound effects
* 256 colors with 1 alpha
* Mp3/OGG/VGM music support
* Sonic & Tails as playable characters (Knuckles will later be added)
* All the original Sonic 2 Levels available, with an added Hidden Palace zone
* True 3d Special stages and a possibility of 3d backgrounds
* 360 degree rotation for slopes and loops (optionally enabled or disabled)

Possible Post-Project Feature Aims

* A possibility of more animated frames for characters and objects so that they look smoother
* A possibility of a multiplayer mode with TC/IP support
* A possibility of a fully functional level development kit for the community to design levels with
* A possibility of an animated ending sequence

If you would like to check out the artwork for the game and even more juicy details, click over to RacketBoy.


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