I know there were a heap of fans ready to jump back into some classic Sonic The Hedgehog side scrolling gameplay, but I bring bad news. The game has been pushed back to late 2010. Yes, late 2010 you read it right. So my guess is as good as yours that this will hit the scene during the holiday. Sega’s “reason” for the delay:
“The additional time will allow the development team to focus on ensuring overall high-quality throughout the game by continuing to tune, balance, and maintain the kind of polish that an important title like this demands,” the release reads, “and ultimately providing fans with an unrivaled classic Sonic feel.”
With the delay comes news that the game will also be released on the iPhone and iPad along side PSN, XBLA, and WiiWare. I assume the ultimate reason was more development time on the new platform and to take advantage of the holiday hype.