In an update to their website today, SEGA has cleared up the release dates for Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 in Europe and Australia. It appears SEGA is going to defy expectations and release the PS3 version in all territories on the same day of May 15th 2012. The Xbox 360 version will also have a simultaneous release the next day on May 16th 2012 as expected. Other formats will follow later.
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Here’s how the game’s release schedule currently stands in Europe, Australia and the US:
PS3: May 15th 2012
Xbox 360: May 16th 2012
PC: May 2012
iOS: May 2012
Tegra enabled devices: May 2012
Android/Google Play: June 2012
Windows Phone 7: July 2012
In other news, over at the SEGA Forums Sonic 4 Digital Brand Manager Ken Balough has informed the community that while it’s not possible for Tails to be made playable solo, it IS possible he could be made the optional lead in a patch following the game’s release if there is enough demand for it.
Unfortunatly even as DLC/Patch we would not be able to offer Tails solo in Ep 2. Simply put you need the Tag-Team elements to be able to get through areas of the level. On the flip side – we would not be able to offrer Sonic solo either. We would have to re-build the whole levels and thats simply not feasable.
HOWEVER! – if the feedback is to offer Tails as “LEAD” in Single player, then that’s in the realm of feedback that could be worth discussion after the launch. I’m not making any commitments or anything – but if it WERE to work – that would be the option.