SEGA Europe Issues Sonic 4 Press Release

SEGA Europe Issues Sonic 4 Press Release

To make things more official than official SEGA Europe have issued a Press Release regarding todays reveal of Sonic The Hedgehog 4, we have it for you here in full below –

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (TBC, 2010) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced the first game developed specifically for the download market from the world’s fastest hedgehog. Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I will be available via download on Microsoft XBLA, Sony PSN and Nintendo WiiWare, bringing with it the addictive classic 2D side scrolling action that Sonic fans have been waiting for.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I offers sublime 2D gameplay through beautifully rendered HD environments. Fans will be able to speed through each level with the classic Spin Dash move, and destroy enemies using the Homing Attack. Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I sees the return of the much-loved special stages and takes players through a variety of different Zones, all inspired by the Mega Drive era.

Each level from Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I is separately selectable from the main menu, making it easy for players to replay their favorite sections as they wish. Long time fans will not be disappointed as they rejoin the action and face all new intense boss battles against everyone’s favourite villain – the ever devious and evil – Dr. Eggman!

“Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I is a return to the classic game style of the original Sonic games” commented Gary Knight, European Marketing Director SEGA Europe Ltd. “It’s great to be able to offer fans of the Sonic series the type of game they have been asking for in a high definition experience.”

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I will be available in Summer 2010 for XBLA, PSN, and WiiWare. For more information about Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I please visit http://www.sega.com and for assets please visit www.sega-press.com.

About SEGA® Europe Limited:
SEGA® Europe Limited is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe’s web site is located at www.sega-europe.com.
About SEGA® of America,Inc:
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America’s Web site is located at www.sega.com/usa

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16 Comments

  1. Damn, they’re still calling him Dr. Eggman……

    I was hoping that if they were taking Sonic back to his roots, that included Eggman’s ridiculous name. Bring back Robotnik!

  2. Really. People need to quit complaining over his name. I liked Robotnik too, but it’s Eggman now so get used to it.

  3. Really appreciate your extra work Archangel 🙂 Staying up late last night bit me in my ass today but it was worth it! u.u ZzzZ

  4. @ ArchangelUK

    Thanks for the extra news. Guess it’s 110% official now.

    Though by labeling the game Sonic 4 the pressure to create an outstanding game is going to be immense.

  5. Don’t forget, we’ve already had episodic Sonic games. Sonic 3 was technically Sonic 3 episode 1 and Sonic & Knuckles was episode 2. The two were meant to be a full game, but were split in half.

  6. the episodic thing will prevent a werehog or fishing.
    the episode will be about 1-3 hours long because Sega won’t add a gimmick.
    in the end Sonic 4 Complete will be probably the longest game of the classic ones and still is pure speed.

  7. Even tho they r not calling him Dr Robotnik that doesn’t remove the nastalga of playing a proper 2D sonic game

  8. I hope there’s a regular game mode where you can have a seamless experience throughout the story mode. If it’s all broken up amongst a stage select screen, things could get iffy with 1UP (for a lack of a better term) distributions and chaos emeralds. I don’t want to be able to just farm 1UPs on easier levels, and get the chaos emeralds whenever the hell I want, and constantly retry until I get them all :\ That would take out a significant portion of the difficulty.

    Here’s to hoping the stage select is completely separated from the game mode.

  9. I keep hearing the reportsdiscuss getting free of cost on-line give uses so i have already been looking around for the most effective web page for getting one.

  10. It’s interesting to see a stage slection option, reminds me of Chaotix. But still, I’d be nice to play in a definite order, like the classic games.

    What’s so good about this “HD” stuff? I see people killing and looting over this subject, it seems as if a game played in 1080p is an mega-awesome-experience like never before, while 780p is screencrap. Come on, it’s cool, but it’s nothing that awesome either.

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