Sonic 3D Is Getting A Director’s Cut

Sonic 3D Is Getting A Director’s Cut
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Image: Youtube (Gamehut)

Jon Burton is already busy enough running TT Games, makers of the LEGO games. But not busy enough, apparently, because he’s announced that he’ll be making a “Director’s Cut” version of Sonic 3D in his own time.

The director’s cut – which Burton is doing more or less as a fan project – will be a free patch for anyone who already owns Sonic 3D. It’s not connected to SEGA at all, which is odd for the founder of a major game studio to be doing, but that’s part of fun of game development.

The general idea is to fix up the handling and movement of the game, as well as adding Super Sonic. Burton also said he’d try to optimise the game to make the memory available for a previously unreleased level editor, and a prototype crab.

A shot of the level editor that never made it into the final version of Image: Youtube (Gamehut)

On top of that, the plan is to add a save game feature and an updated options screen. “I can’t add any new screens or graphics, I can only recode what currently exists,” Burton added at the end, probably to avoid running into any problems with SEGA.


  • Hanging for this! Pier Solar-style Mega CD support could be killer too – play the MD version with the Saturn soundtrack via the Mega CD. Full 90s Franken-SEGA as was intended! I’d be all over that 🙂

  • Played the original Sonic 3D on the Saturn, it was the worst game I remember playing on that console. Of all the nostalgic games that could be given a “Director’s Cut”, this should not be one of them.

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