The original and 90’s popular “Sonic the Hedgehog” game has been remastered for the Android platform. It will be available to download from the Google Play store starting today for Rs 163.79. The game is already out on the iOS platform. However, it comes with certain updates for Android platform, which will soon be made available for iOS users for free. Sonic the Hedgehog was developed by Yuji Naka, and made its first appearance on the Sega system in 1991. Now, after almost 22 years, the game is all set to hit Google’s mobile arena.

The Android version of the game has been optimised completely for the mobile platform and allows gamers to play as sidekicks Knuckles or Tails for the first time. iOS users will also be able to unlock these characters.

The Sega blog post reads: “We are happy to announce that the original Sonic the Hedgehog has been remastered and is now available on Android and iOS.”

Check out Sonic the Hedgehog mobile launch trailer: 

Sega has also struck an exclusive deal with Nintendo for the upcoming new game in the Sonic franchise, Sonic Lost World. On the console side, the game will be exclsively available only for Nintendo’s Wii U and 3DS systems. Sonic Lost World is a new action platforming game; more information about it will be announced before the E3 2013 video game trade show begins on June 11. The new agreement will also make Nintendo consoles the number one destination for Sonic gaming over the next three titles.

“The onetime rivalry between Mario and Sonic has grown into a friendship that has never been closer,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO, Nintendo. “These announcements in conjunction with SEGA demonstrate the commitment we have to bringing great games to the Wii U platform, and set the stage for our upcoming announcements at E3.”

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