Sonic 4 – Finally An Update
Today, SEGA revealed that Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I will be pushed back until the second half of 2010. The game was previously going to be released this June. But being delayed is usually a good thing. SEGA is listening to their fans and are saying they are going to “polish it up” and want to make the game worthy of its title. Let’s just hope they are referring to gameplay and not the way Sonic looks. Hopefully they aren’t planning on going back to the old chubby, black-eyed Sonic. As much as I loved the classics, that would be taking to many steps back. And it would only show that SEGA is listening too the wrong people.
The Mystery Platform Release
I’m sure you have already figured it out by now, but if not, Episode I will also be released on Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch devices.
SEGA has stated that something very special pertaining to the game will be coming to us in June. Could it be a demo? Possibly. But it could be much more! We’ll just have to wait a few more weeks to find out.
Personally, I was expecting bigger news today. But hopefully on GameSpot’s On the Spot tonight, we’ll hear more a little more.
Official Press Release
Sonic The Hedgehog™ 4 Episode I
Release date and new platform confirmed!
SEGA is incredibly happy at the overwhelmingly positive response to Sonic The Hedgehog™ 4 Episode I from both press and fans around the world. SEGA wants to ensure that we’re delivering the best Sonic experience possible.
With this dedication to quality and the Sonic experience in mind, SEGA has decided to extend the development of the game and will now release Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I in the latter half of 2010. The additional time will allow the Development Team to focus on keeping the game high-quality, continuing tuning and balancing of levels and interface and overall maintaining the kind of polish that an important game like this demands, ultimately providing fans with an unrivalled classic Sonic feel.
SEGA is also pleased to confirm that Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I will be coming to the iPhone and iPod Touch via Apple’s iTunes App Store.
Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode I is developed specifically for the download market and will be available via Microsoft XBLA, Sony PSN, Nintendo WiiWare and the iTunes App Store in late 2010.
For more information please visit www.sonicthehedgehog4.com
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