Sonic the Hedgehog 2 CD/Magazine articles

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File Date Source Title and comments
Logo-pdf.svg 1992-02-xx Supergame (BR), "Fevereiro 1992" "Rola la Fora - Sonic the Hedgehog 2"
A single page preview of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in the February 1992 issue of Supergame. A translation can be found here.
Logo-pdf.svg 1992-0x-xx Megazone (AU), "August/September 1992" "Sonic II"
Brief mention of a Mega-CD version of Sonic 2, scheduled for an Australian release in early 1993.
Logo-pdf.svg 1992-xx-xx Sega Visions (US), "August/September 1992" "Sega Interview"
After an interview with Yuji Naka, Sega Visions claims that a Sega Mega-CD version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is coming, with extra levels and "special bonus rounds" between zones.
Logo-pdf.svg 1992-0x-xx Joypad (FR), "Septembre 1992" "Preview: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Sonic II Sur Mega CD"
Logo-pdf.svg 1992-09-xx Mean Machines Sega (UK), "October 1992" "Mega CD Sonic Update"
Short article describing the game as an enhanced version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 called "Super Sonic".
Logo-pdf.svg 1992-09-17 Mega (UK), "October 1992" "Top 100: Sonic the Hedgehog"
While Mega explains its decision to rate the original Sonic the Hedgehog as the third best Mega Drive game available in the UK, it briefly alludes to Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and a Mega-CD game, Super Sonic.
Logo-pdf.svg 1992-09-17 Mega (UK), "October 1992" "Mega Mouth"
Later in the issue, Mega briefly predicts a Mega-CD port of Sonic 2, but is likely speculating at this point.
Logo-pdf.svg 1992-09-20 MegaTech (UK), "October 1992" "Super Sonic on CD!"
A mention of "Super Sonic" in a preview article for Sonic the Hedgehog 2, claiming it will have a CD soundtrack and extra levels.
Logo-pdf.svg 1992-xx-xx Sega Force (US), "1992" "CD ROM Showcase: Sonic the Hedgehog 2"
Logo-pdf.svg 1992-xx-xx Electronic Gaming Monthly (US), "December 1992" "Sonic the Hedgehog 2"
A brief mention at the back of this Sonic 2 preview, suggesting Sonic 2 CD exists.
Logo-pdf.svg 1992-12-17 Mega (UK), "January 1993" "Super Sonic"
Mega reminds its readers of Super Sonic. The magazine pairs this with a screenshot of the original Sonic the Hedgehog, though does not otherwise suggest the two games are linked. The publication merely confirms "high quality" music is on the cards.
Logo-pdf.svg 1993-01-28 Mean Machines Sega (UK), "February 1993" "Sonic Speaks!"
Short article about the game, still called "Super Sonic" at this point, and how voice acting will be included.
Logo-pdf.svg 1993-03-04 Sega Force (UK), "April 1993" "Gutter Talk!: Sonic CD Slips Up"
UK magazine Sega Force reports that sales of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in Japan have fallen below expectations, leading to a rethink in Sonic CD's development. No longer will it be an enhanced version of the Mega Drive game.
Logo-pdf.svg 1993-05-15 Computer & Video Games (UK), "June 1993" "Super Sonic"
Brief mention of the game, still referred to here as "Super Sonic", said to be released in Japan "any week now".
Logo-pdf.svg 1993-08-20 MegaTech (UK), "September 1993" "Sonic CD: Next Month!"
News article that confirms Sonic CD is not a port of Sonic 2.