Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is Getting the Drop Dash and Puyo Puyo 2 is Finally Getting Localized for Switch

One of Sonic Mania's best additions will be available in Sega Ages Sonic the Hedgehog 2 when it releases for Nintendo Switch on February 20.

By Tomas Franzese

February 6, 2020

Sega and M2 revived the Sega Ages brand in 2018 so they could re-release a variety of Genesis and Arcade classics on Nintendo Switch with some special enhancements. Most recently, both Shinobi and Fantasy Zone were re-released this way in January. Today, Sega revealed the next batch of Sega Ages titles and they are both significant for different reasons. The two games in question come out on February 20 are Sega Ages Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sega Ages Puyo Puyo 2.

Starting with Sonic the Hedgehog 2, it is already a classic and beloved game that many will be happy to finally have on Nintendo Switch. That being said, some gameplay editions make this release particularly enticing. Sega Ages Sonic the Hedgehog 2 adds the drop dash from Sonic Mania to players’ arsenals. This could open up several new speedrunning and platforming opportunities and is a welcome addition to a game that is already considered one of the best in the series.

Even if the addition of the drop dash isn’t too important for you, this new version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will also feature a Super Sonic Mode that lets you play as Super Sonic right away, a time trial mode with leaderboards, and will have a playable Knuckles built right into the game. If you want to experience something Sonic-related that’s good after watching what will probably a dumpster fire of a movie adaption, this is a great chance to do so. Check out some screenshots of Sega Ages Sonic the Hedgehog 2 below:

Meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch release of Puyo Puyo 2 is significant in the west as that game has never been localized before. It first came to Japanese arcades in 1994 and has been ported to several systems, but it has never received a full English localization and western release until now. It includes the same Puyo Puyo gameplay one would expect, though this version does include online multiplayer and rankings, a rewind button, and a colorblind mode. You can see the English version of Puyo Puyo 2 in action for the first time with the following screenshots:

Both Sega Ages Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sega Ages Puyo Puyo 2 will bring improved versions of the originals to Nintendo Switch on February 20.

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Tomas Franzese

Tomas Franzese is a News Editor at DualShockers, writing a variety of reviews and shedding light on upcoming games for both PC and consoles. While he has been a gamer most of his life, he began writing for DualShockers in 2016 and has almost never put his computer or a controller down since.

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