In the wee hours of PAX, I rushed into the Xbox booth to catch a minute of the Xbox Live Arcade version of Sonic CD. The old Sega CD game is coming back later this year.

The attraction in this video is that players of the new version of Sonic CD can switch from old-school graphics to a polished high-res version with the tap of a button. I barely could notice it, until I started looking at the triangles. Look at those edges on those triangles, people! No more jagged edges! A gift of modern technology not enjoyed by citizens of the early '90s.

The remake will be downloadable for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, iOS, Droid, Windows Phone and PC later this year.


You can contact Stephen Totilo, the author of this post, at stephentotilo@kotaku.com. You can also find him on Twitter, Facebook, and lurking around our #tips page.