The Ouya is a strange thing. I loved the idea of it but the execution? I’m personally a bit disappointed in how powerful the device is set to be, especially when you compare it to other Android devices, and apparently the build quality leaves a lot to be desired. But you cannot argue with the ability of the Ouya team to secure developers for the device. In the lead up to its launch in June, it has a fair team of developers behind it.
And now you can add SEGA to that list. As reported by Games Industry International, SEGA is bringing three Sonic titles to the Ouya — existing Sonic titles that have already been released on other platforms but still, pretty big news for the underdog Android device. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II and Sonic CD will all be available on June 27, all designed specifically for the Ouya device.
“For us, there were a couple of things that were exciting about Ouya,” explained David Zemke, SEGA of America’s director of mobile business. “One is obviously that it’s a great gaming platform on a new device. When you get the chance to hook it up to an HDTV and watch it on a big screen, it’s actually quite impressive. It’s disruptive technology, right? It’s fun to see what these technologies can do and be a part of it from the beginning. For those two reasons alone, we’ve looked at it as yet another reason to bring some great Sega content to a whole new audience.”
Each of the Sonic titles will cost $6.99, which is a big leap. The game costs $1.99 on iOS and $3.99 on Google Play.
Sega embracing “disruptive” Ouya with Sonic [Games Industry International]