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Sega announces Sonic Collection for DS

Four Sonic games and "wealth of extras"

Sega's announced Sonic Classic Collection, a compilation of the blue hedgehog's oldschool outings for Nintendo DS.

The Collection - which is due in 2010 - gathers together the first four Sonic The Hedgehog games; Sonic, Sonic 2, Sonic 3 and Sonic & Knuckles - and slaps them on the dual-screened handheld.

The ported versions are optimised to take "full advantage of the Nintendo DS", claims Sega, with a new save anywhere feature and a "wealth of extras" including video and collectable pictures.

"The phenomenal successes of the original Sonic games are the pillar of today's Sonic brand recognition" says Sega marketing man, Gary Knight.

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"Sonic Classic Collection for DS will allow a new audience to enjoy a timeless collection of games, whilst older Sonic fans can revel in the nostalgia of playing their favourite Sonic titles. It's a perfect amalgamation of heritage and new generation entertainment"

Sonic Classic Collection will hit shops in March 2010.

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