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Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 News for Wii

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It's been nearly a year since Sonic 4: Episode 1, the first of several episodes planned for the blue hedgehog, but SEGA West CEO Mike Hayes has told VG247 that info on Episode 2 will arrive 'very soon'.

Hayes wouldn't comment on how soon 'very soon' actually is, but if Episode 2 is to arrive within a year of Episode 1, it's fair to assume we'll hear something over the next couple of weeks - perhaps over gamescom?

Sonic 4: Episode 1 received mixed reactions when it was released last year. Some thought it captured classic Sonic perfectly whilst at the same time being modern, whilst others criticised the physics of Sonic himself. "Sonic 4 does a fantastic job of recreating the retro Sonic experience that defined many a childhood, but ironically this could be considered its biggest shortcoming," I said in my Sonic 4 review. Analysis

Anybody else think that making Sonic 4 episodic was a bad idea? Part of the charm with Sonic games - or 2D platformers in general - is being able to burn through them in one sitting. Sonic 4 was shorter than it should have been, making this side of the game less enjoyable. Why couldn't SEGA have just waited a little longer and released a game with the full amount of zones from the off?

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reynoldio's Avatar


I didn't enjoy Sonic 4 - I just couldn't get past the different physics. I should be able to learn, but old dogs and all that!

Looking forward to Generations though, that demo just felt right :)
Posted 23:46 on 12 August 2011
Bloodstorm's Avatar


No doubt they've probably re-done everything, it'll feel like a new game.
Posted 14:21 on 12 August 2011
Woffls's Avatar


Aye I'm quite looking forward to Generations. Sonic 4 was a huge disappointment D':
Posted 14:19 on 12 August 2011
Wido's Avatar


Sonic 4 is a ok game, certainly a lot better than some of the rubbish we have had. How many episodes were they originally planned?

@Endless - Generations demo was better compared to Sonic 4...
Posted 14:19 on 12 August 2011
Endless's Avatar


Wouldn't have bothered myself. Concentrate on Generations and forget this abomination.
Posted 13:43 on 12 August 2011
MJTH's Avatar


Finally, they had to release the second episode at some point. I agree that would prefer a full release but I can live with this, I quite liked episode 1 even if it was short.
Posted 10:51 on 12 August 2011

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Release Date: 15/10/2010
Developer: Sega
Publisher: Sega
Genre: Platformer
Rating: TBC
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