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?
Nintendo posted a listing for Sonic the Hedgehog 4 on their website. Most of the details listed we already knew about, but there was one intresting bit.
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 will offer leader boards allowing players to compete for the fastest times. We can probably expect to see a leader board for at least scores as well, but that wasn’t on the listing.
There are also three new lovely screen shots that you can check out after the jump.
Continue reading Three New Sonic 4 Screen Shots; Online Leaderboards Confirmed
We have seen some leaked screen shots, but now it is time for some official ones! Straight from the Sonic the Hedeghog 4 website are these eight screenshots that are after the jump.
Aside from the screen shots though, the website also updated with a character bio of Robotonik / Eggman , whichever you prefer, and some music from the game.
Continue reading Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Screenshots
SEGA released another handful of details for Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1.
First up is that despite the Sonic 3 level designer working on the title, the level design of Sonic 4 is inspired by the stages found in Sonic 2. In total there will be four zones each comprised of three acts in Episode 1.
Each zone will have a boss battles. The first boss, which is similar to the Green Hills Zone boss, will have new moves including a full 360 degree rotation of the wrecking ball and a ground pound type move.
Also for those who interested, Jun Senoue will be the composer for Sonic 4. Senoue worked on a variety of Sonic games including Sonic Adventure.