For SonicÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 12th Birthday, Sonic Team posted a special message on their website thanking fans for their support. Perhaps the success of Sonic Heroes has made the former design masters realise that fans will happily buy their products without any appreciation, as Sonic Team have done absolutely nothing to acknowledge the 13th anniversary of their mascot.
They have, however, updated the history section with their original E3 post that includes links to Sega JapanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Press releases for Sonic Mega Collection Plus and Sonic Heroes PC. The two ports, however, are still curiously absent from Sega's PS2/PCrelease schedule.
^ No birthday message this year
^ They may have been removed from Sega's release schedule and absent from its World Hobby Fair booth, but both titles are apparently still going to be released
28 May 2004 E3 Pictures - Sonic DS, Sonic Mega Collection Plus and More
14 June 2004 World Hobby Fair - 3 ST titles to be shown + merchandise