3DS Nintendo 8

Sonic the Hedgehog 3D Hitting the Japanese eShop next week

Exciting news for Sonic fans. Sega has announced the original Sonic the Hedgehog, will be getting a 3D makeover on the 3DS. The game will fully updated with stereoscopic 3D, save states, and button mapping. Sonic the Hedgehog 3D launches in Japan on May 15th on the eShop. 

A Western release date was not provided, but it should be too far off of the Japanese release date.

 More From Playeressence 

Lighting Returns            Is Xenoblade Worthy of  Diablo 3 PvP Canned
Battle System                   GOTY?                      
Playeressence Original    Next Generation News    All the Top Gaming News
Content & Shows                Central, All info here        For the day here
  • timg57867

    Took them long enough! Seriously, after seeing how well Sonic Triple Trouble sold on the 3DS, you'd think they'd be filling it with Genesis and GameGear classics! Their Sonic Generations 3DS port sold surprisingly well too. C'mon third parties. Nintendo's eShop is a gold mine! Just get your game in the front line, next thing you know, $$$!

    • Furious Francis

      Companies are slowly jumping aboard. Just takes time.

      • Blue_Orbot

        Yeah, well time’s a jerk. :p

        Anyhow, I’m fairly excited for this. I heard that it has homing attack and spin dash, along with level select (without cheats!). As long as you can switch off homing, it’s fairly cheap (I can play the game whenever, I don’t wanna pay too much for portability and some updated features), and of course, it’s localized, then I’m happy.

        Apparently this is essentially Sega’s own 3D Classics series. They already launched 3D Super Hang-on and 3D Space Harrier. Hopefully they will localize more.

        …Classic Sonic… how bittersweet.

        • Furious Francis

          Hi Blue Orbot, I think you're new to the site. I just wanted to say welcome to the community!

          • Blue_Orbot

            Well thank you, I’m having a good time. You got some good content going, keep it up.

            Friended you on Miiverse, btw. 😀

  • Gryphonofmight

    Now they just need a Wii U exclusive Sonic game.

    • Furious Francis

      Not going to happen…. but we'll get a Sonic game on Wii U

      • Gryphonofmight

        I can dream. can't I?