VG247 has it from an interview with Sega West CEO Mike Hayes that the gaming world should expect information concerning Sonic 4: Episode 2 “very soon.” Well, that’s good, because a lot of fans had written it off as something that was disappearing into the ether. This first episode released in October of last year. After that? Nothing.
Sonic 4: Episode 1 has been selling well, though. According to Hayes from VG247:
“It did very well and it continues to do well…Particularly when it gets a little shot in the arm with some promotion or some price activity, sales are quite phenomenal. Its downloaded clearly over a million units, so its sold particularly well and continues to sell.”
That performance has likely guaranteed the fact that Sonic will continue his current 2D run on the console marketplace platforms for the near future. But if the time between the first episode and the supposed news of the second is any indication, it may be a while before gamers can unleash the hog anywhere near a Chemical Zone.
I know I rather enjoyed Sonic 4: Episode 1. Sure, the play and style was quite a bit different when compared to the original games it tributes, but I found the title enjoyable. That is, until I got to the final boss in the game. It sits in my collection unbeaten thanks to that. If you’ve never played it, know that it was one of the most obnoxious routs with any villain I’ve ever experienced. Very old school in the sense that I had to re-beat every boss in the game before I could face the final boss, all with a limited number of Rings and checkpoints.
Yes. Obnoxious. Still, any news about a 2D Sonic game is good news as far as this long time fan is concerned. Even if they made him fatter… or skinnier… or whatever they did that had so many of my nerd brethren so cranky.