New Mobile Version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Comes with Lost Level

Sonic the Hedheog 2 - Hidden Palace Zone

The remastered version of classic platformer Sonic the Hedgehog 2 features a previously unfinished level known as Hidden Palace Zone. The original version of the 16-bit platformer was supposed to include the area, but was ultimately removed during its development.

To access the level, players had to collect seven Chaos Emeralds, but since the area was unfinished, developers decided to omit it. The only way players could access the Hidden Palace Zone was via downloadable ROM files and this led to rumors that the level was design to showcase the Super Sonic transformation.

The Hidden Palace Zone will be included in the upcoming Android release. The iOS version, on the other hand, will receive a free update that features the secret area. Both the Android release and the iOS update are expected to launch today.

Source: Joystiq