Sonic and his brand new physics engine are looking great in the upcoming follow-up to the relaunch of the 2D brand. Sonic 4: Episode 2 is looking pretty sweet so far; hopefully, it’s good enough to live up to the scrutiny of its biggest fans.

I was standing with some friends next to the Sonic demo area within the Sega booth. A buddy had just finished putting in his time with this brand new entry. Tails is in the game, if you didn’t know. My question for him was, simply, “is Tails annoying?”

Before he could even pipe up with an answer to the question, the girl giving the demo cut him off. “Nope!”

He agreed.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 will launch for just about every platform out there on May 15th of this year. As More comes, we’ll have it.

For now, dig the 15 screenshots below.