Hi everyone, Sonic 2 HD was an ambitious project since its inception, I honestly wouldn't had imagined this Alpha Release when I started making the first TD standing Sonic frame years ago - It's extremely difficult to resume in a few words the pleasure, joy and satisfaction to see a dream growing up and developing under your own eyes. I need to mention that if it weren't for Scanline99 and Cerulean Nights's proposal to make Sonic similar to the boxart OA and adjust everything to this choice with extra smooth animations, S2HD AR would probably had looked up not much differently than the uplscaled hybrid seen in Tech Demo. If somebody needs to be especially praised for how Sonic 2 HD looks, let me direct your compliments to the correct persons. I won't disclose much further the painful engine issues, as they were covered already by my team mates, so I'll just hint you to keep hunting for secrets as Tails is not the only "Extra"! In reply to those comments saying they are surprised the release actually happened: A common say here in Tuscany says "If you have a dream and you can't make it happen, either you or your dream have little value". If you really believe in a vision and are ready to overcome any difficulties with hard work and sacrifices by yourself alone, then rest assured you will eventually reach that goal. Closing this post, offering the whole Sonic Retro community and supporters my personal and sincerest: "Thank you!"