Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 in “Early Development” Stages

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 was met with some mixed reactions, but still overall reviewed pretty well. How did it do on the market though? Pretty good according to Sonic 4’s Brand Manager, Ken Balough. And because of that, Episode 2 will be on the way, along with a bigger development budget!

How long till we get the title? It might be awhile. According to Balough, the title is in “early development,” and that they are looking at all the issues with the first title to try to create a better experience. They have also internally determined how many episodes are planned, but did not reveal the number. Although he did reveal that they plan on making the zones in this title all new.

I played the demo for Sonic 4 and that’s about it. I noticed the controls were a bit floaty, but didn’t seem like something I couldn’t get used to.

How did you feel about Sonic 4: Episode 1? What do you want Episode 2 to bring to the table?

(Source: SonicStadium)

2 thoughts on “Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 in “Early Development” Stages”

  1. Like you said, the physics just take getting used to. There were a lot of problems with it, but it’s still a good game. I’m excited for the next installment. I would like to see Tails make a return, or maybe go back to Sonic 3 & Knuckles style gaming so there would be multiple files and character selects.

  2. As long as they fix the screwed up rolling and jumping physics (mainly the former) and add at least Tails as a playable character, I think I’ll be cool with whatever they come up with – they proved with Episode 1 that they still have it, even if it’s a bit rusty.

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