Hooray! The long wait is over! Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 (1,500 points) is finally here… or here a few days ago if you have an iPhone. Whatever, BIG SCREEN SONIC is here. Also released this week on WiiWare? Triple Jumping Sports (500 points! Yay! Triple Jumping Sports!
Oh what a coincidence. Ivy the Kiwi? Mini is available on DSiWare today too, which was created by Yuji Naka, one of the original minds behind Sonic. Also on DSiWare today, Datamine (500 points) and G.G. Series Super Hero Ogre (200 points).
You can check out all the details on each title after the jump.
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Oh, how convenient! SEGA has announced that Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 will be launching on multiple platforms next month.
The title will debut on the iTunes App Store on October 7th, although pricing details have yet to be revealed for this version. The console versions will follow soon after, starting with Wii on October 11th in North America and October 15th in Europe (1500 points). The next to follow is the PlayStation Station 3’s version which will be launching October 12th in North America and October 13th in Europe ($14.99 / £9.99 / €12.99 / AU$19.95). And finally, the Xbox 360’s version will be launching October 13th in all territories for 1200 Microsoft Points.
So if you want to pick up Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 ASAP, the iPhone version will be the way to go. Pricing details regarding it are supposedly coming later this week.
SEGA hasn’t come out and said anything on the price for Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1, but Nintendo Power has. According to an article the magazine had for the title, it will cost 1,500 Wii Points, also known as $15 USD. Chances are, this price point will be held across at least the console versions, but who can say for sure right now.
$15 may seem a bit pricey on the WiiWare side, but its not too shocking for XBLA or PSN. We will have to wait to see if every penny is worth it when the title launches later this year.
(Via: Nintendo Life)
While many weren’t pleased with the last cycle of Sonic games, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 and Sonic Colors are looking to make up for that. Both titles are looking to put Sonic back on the map in the industry.
After the jump, you can find the latest trailers for both of the titles. Sonic 4 shows of a new Casino zone, while the Sonic Colors trailer shows some of the power-ups in action.
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Sonic Retro, who was a little later at posting their announcement for the delay and an iPhone version, also got their hands on a new Trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog 4.
There isn’t really anything we haven’t seen before. But if you want another look at the Emerald hills zone, take a peek after the jump.
Sonic Retro also pointed out that on Game Spot’s On the Spot feature they revealed the iPhone version of Sonic 4 will include two exclusive levels not found in the console versions. So Sonic fans may want to lean towards the iPhone version, or buy it on the iPhone as well as on a console.
Continue reading iPhone Version of Sonic 4 to Have 2 Exclusive Levels; New Trailer
Through a joint exclusive with Sonic Stadium and Sonic Retro, SEGA has confirmed that Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 will be launching “Late 2010.”
The title is set to hit WiiWare, Xbox Live Arcade, and PlayStation Network, but SEGA also announced today tha the title will be available on iPhones and iPod Touch as well.
The title was originally scheduled for Summer 2010. But as you can see, it won’t be making that window now.
In the mean time, if you haven’t checked out some of Sonic’s earlier outings that Sonic the Hedgehog 4 is based upon, you can check out the recently released Sonic’s Classic Collection on Nintendo DS with Sonic the Hedgehog 1,2,3 and Sonic & Knuckles on a single catridge. But of course, there are tons of other ways to play the past Sonic games.
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 details and media have been few and far between aside from leaked, but in an Interview with Game Informer Takashi Iizuka spilt some details and teased that new characters might be on the way in Episode 2.
As previously announced, Sonic will be keeping his classic Spin Dash and Rolling attack while adding his newer Homing attack as well, but according to Takashi Iizuka he will be getting one more attack as well, but wouldn’t detail it
Special stages will also be returning along with the classic “try again” ending screen if players don’t successfully collect all the emeralds.
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 has created quite an argument in terms of graphics, but Takashi says that the graphics in Sonic 4 aren’t actually 3D, they are pre-rendered CG graphics.
Fans who are expecting a more then just Sonic in Sonic the Hedgehog 4 will be happy to hear that Takashi said “Fans will be very pleased with the cast in episode 2” when asked about the possible inclusion of Tails and Knuckles.
You can see screen shots from the magazine after the jump.
(Source: Sonic Stadium)
Continue reading New Sonic 4 Details and Screen Shots; May Include Tails and Knuckles
What do you do when you have access to a game not available to the public? Leak media of it of course! There are two lovely screen shots from Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1.
One is just Sonic standing in Splash Hills, while the other is a first glimpse at what seems to be the first boss fight which might look a bit familiar to you.
Hit the jump.
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Like Sonic the Hedgehog 3? Then Sonic the Hedgehog 4 might be a bit of a treat for you. The senior level designer of Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic & Knuckles is designing the levels for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1.
Whether or not you like Sonic, I think we can all agree that is definitely a good sign for Sonic 4.
SEGA has literally only shown us about five seconds of gameplay for Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1, but some one was nice enough to leak over a minute worth of gameplay and some screen shots that reveal how many and what zones will appear in Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1.
The video is recorded via a offscreen camera and is a alpha build of the title. You can kind of hear the music, but you will probably need to turn your volume up.
The screenshots show off the start menu as well as listing for four Zones in the game. The zones included are “Splash Hill Zone”, “Lost Labyrinth Zone”, “Casino Street Zone”, and “Mad Gear Zone.”
You can check out the screen shots over at 1Up and the leaked footage after the jump, but if the video is removed you can still check it out over on 1Up as well. *Update* Footage re-embeded from Gametrailers.com
The first episode of Sonic the Hedgehog 4 is planned to hit sometime this summer on PSN, XBLA and WiiWare.
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