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Sonic 4 Episode 2 launches May 16 with free DLC for Episode 1

By  •  April 6, 2012

Sonic 4 Episode 2 launches on Xbox Live Arcade May 16. GameSpot broke the news yesterday. The trailer, which looks all things Sonic, also provides details on a mini campaign featuring Metal …
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Sonic 4 Episode 2 goes back to basics but may be last in the series

By  •  March 13, 2012

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II

Some good news and possibly some bad news for Sonic fans this week. Sega have revealed that while Sonic 4 Episode 2 will discard the new physics that were so disliked by fans in Episode 1, reverting to those used in the Mega Drive/Genesis era Sonic games, it is also the last one in the series planned at this time. In an interview with Eurogamer, Sonic Team boss Takashi Iizuka explained:

“With Episode 1 we built the physics from the ground up. This time, rather than adding to it, we went back to the original Mega Drive Sonic games and we looked at the physics from them. We tried to make sure we replicated the things people were keen about for Episode 2. That’s the way we addressed it. I wanted to make sure people could play the game and it not feel unnatural. It should feel right. Rather than thinking of it as us trying to say, ‘okay, this is the way it should be,’ we looked at feedback where people were saying, ‘this feels unnatural.’ Those were the things we decided to eliminate, so it should feel natural when they play the game.”

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Recently reduced: Sonic 4 and Domino Master

By  •  October 11, 2011

October’s reductions are upon us. This month brings a price drop to two Xbox Live Arcade games: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 and Domino Master. Sonic drops 400 …
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Sonic 4 Episode 2 coming in 2012

By  •  August 23, 2011

Sonic Team’s Takashi Iikuza recently told Eurogamer that Sonic 4 Episode 2 will be seeing the light of day sometime in 2012. Iikuza went on to say Sega and …
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Sonic 4 Episode 2 information “soon”

By  •  August 13, 2011

Last year, Sonic sped back to his 2D roots in Sonic 4 Episode 1, but as the title points out that was only the first episode. Sonic 4 Episode …
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Sonic 4 Episode 1 Review (XBLA)

By  •  October 18, 2010

Sonic4: Episode 1 was developed by Sonic Team and published by SEGA. It was released for XBLA on October 7th, 2010. Retails for 1200 Microsoft Points.

The long awaited sequel to the platforming goodness that was Sonic the Hedgehog has been released on XBLA!  Sonic 4 Episode 1 is sure to bring back some fond memories for us older gamers that cherished our Sega Genesis (Mega drive for those of you outside of the States) as well as bring new memories for those that haven’t had the pleasure of playing the originals. Will Sonic come back out on top beating out the plumber, or will we be left wanting once again.

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Sonic 4 Hits XBLA October 13th

By  •  September 28, 2010

Sonic the Hedgehog fans, rejoice! (Or tremble in fear.) Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 has an official launch date and price. Your favorite blue, sneaker-clad, ring-toting hero will touch down on Xbox Live Arcade on October 13th for 1200 Microsoft Points.

Sega has promised that Sonic 4 will bring the series back to its roots, hoping that gamers will forget the previous 10+ years of bad spin-offs—no pun intended. The game features old-school sidescrolling platform action and 2D sprites to bring back that classic Sonic flavor. Sonic is the only playable character that has been announced so far, but our fingers are crossed for more…

Sonic 4 has also been announced for iPhone/iPod, PSN, and Wii, supporting motion control on the latter two platforms. On XBLA and PSN, you’ll have the ability to play the game in full 1080p. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait a couple extra days for the Xbox version:

  • iTunes App Store: October 7
  • Wii Shop Channel: October 11, 1500 Wii Points (Oct. 15 EMEA)
  • PlayStation Network: October 12, $14.99 / £9.99 / €12.99 (Oct. 13 EMEA)
  • Xbox Live Arcade: October 13, 1200 MSP

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Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 review (XBLA)

By  •  May 24, 2012

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II was developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega. It was released May 16, 2012 for 1200 MSP. A copy was provided for review purposes.

Sonic has had a bit of a hit and miss record lately. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I wasn’t quite as beloved as Sega hoped, yet Sonic Generations brought back that classic Sonic feeling. Episode II promises fixed physics, the addition of Tails and more Metal Sonic, all promising the potential for a return-to-form. Now it’s finally upon us, Episode II fixes some of the problems of its predecessor but not without introducing some new slogging problems along the way.
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Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 launch trailer

By  •  May 15, 2012

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 launches for XBLA on Wednesday May 15 for 1200MSP. The conclusion to Episode 1 looks to be pretty intense with a lot of high …
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Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 priced: 1200 MSP

By  •  April 11, 2012

Inspirationally titled sequel Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 will set you back 1200 Microsoft Points when it launches May 16 on XBLA. Owners of Episode 1 and 2 will …
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