So Sonic 4: Episode 1 was a bit of a disappointment. Which should have surprised nobody, but hey, you can't rely on Sonic fans (which, really most of us are, deep down) for rational expectations of upcoming products.
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I is a sequel 16 years in the making. Pitched as the direct descendant of 1994's Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Sega's taking the series back to a simpler time. Does Sonic 4 deliver?
Sega has made a lot of Sonic games. Too many, perhaps? You betcha.
What could possibly link Sega's speedy blue hedgehog with a founding member of the Bio-terrorism Security Assessment Alliance and a Renaissance-era Italian assassin? Meet Sonic the Hedgehog's new voice actor, Roger Craig Smith.
Originally fixed for a summer release, today Sega pegged Sonic the Hedgehog 4 to "moar like latter half of 2010," while touting the delay with a brave cheerfulness and saying it'll allow for incorporating fan feedback into the game's development.
Sega today released some new screenshots for its upcoming love-letter to Sonic fans, Sonic 4.
Well, here's our first genuine surprise since the official reveal of Sonic 4: Sega, and its cherished Sonic Team studio, isn't developing the game.