Sonic CD, the classic video game, is scheduled to release in December; however, it is receiving an early release courtesy of gaming retailer, GameStop.
GameStop sells gaming oriented tablet computers that are powered by the Android operating system and they will come with the Sonic CD video game preloaded.
“We just could not wait to share the classic look and sound of Sonic CD’s cherished game play and characters," said Haruki Satomi, senior vice president of digital business at SEGA of America, in a statement.
"GameStop customers will get to be the first to see the efforts that have gone into restoring this title for a new digital generation, and we know they are going to enjoy the results,” Satomi added.
The tablets available at GameStop are the Samsung Galaxy, Acer 100 and ASUS Transformer. According to PC Magazine, several regional west coast GameStop locations already have the devices in stock.
The Wall Street Journal reported that 200 other GameStop retail locations would soon conduct a tablet pilot program.
Many free video games will also be available on the tablets, such as "Dead Space," "Madden NFL" and other Electronic Arts Incorporation titles.
The Asus Transformer and Samsung Galaxy tablets will sell for $399 and $499, respectively and are equipped with a controller component.
The Acer A100 will sell for $329.99, but will not come with the external controller.
SEGA noted that the video game is compatible with the “proprietary Bluetooth gaming controller” that is being offered with the tablets.
Sonic CD will be available on all digital platforms upon its official release in December, including Xbox consoles, the PlayStation Network, the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, Windows PC and Android and Windows phones.