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Sonic 4 Won't Give Us Nostalgia Pangs Until "Late 2010"

Oh well, damn. It looks like we won't be able to relive the glory days until later this year.

Although most of us were expecting to return to a 2D format with Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 this summer, Sega has just revealed they want to give Team Sonic a bit more time. It's not exactly a huge delay and when it comes to recreating one of our favorite side-scrollers (in an albeit slightly modern fashion), we figure the developers should have as much time as they need. The press release said that "the additional time will allow the Development Team to focus on ensuring overall high-quality throughout the game by continuing to tune, balance, and maintain the kind of polish that an important title like this demands." In the end, they want to provide the die-hard fans with "an unrivaled classic Sonic feel." Now, that, we can embrace...but let's remember that any fans would have to be pretty die-hard, considering the downward turn this franchise has taken over the years. Throughout all that time, many of the old-school fans really despised the transition to 3D - despite a few decent Dreamcast iterations - and soon, their preferred dimension will return.

Just gotta wait a bit longer, that's all. Oh, and if anyone cares, Sonic Team will also make the game available on iPhone/iPod Touch as well as the PSN, XBLA and WiiWare.

Related Game(s): Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1

5/20/2010 9:50:04 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (14 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, May 20, 2010 @ 10:08:15 PM
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The Dreamcast ones were good times, but I think I've moved on from Sonic. Sorry old boy.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, May 20, 2010 @ 10:17:04 PM
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Fine with me
I think this Summer belongs to Modnation Racers and Red Dead Redemption

I think Autumn's a better time for Sonic anyway. The holidays is a better time for "cartoon looking" characters since they can be featured in holiday commercials, etc.


We NEED more platformers
Good thing we have LBP

But I want more!

That image looks amazing...after the really bad 3D Sonic games, this will be so fresh and FUN

No matter the dimension, what matters is how FUN and engaging a game is.

Super Mario World beats the crap out of a lot of 3D games*
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This is great for Sega, their next move should be:

-Valkyria Chronicles 3 on ps3
-Shenmue 3 on ps3
-Skies of Arcadia 2 on ps3

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, May 20, 2010 @ 10:54:22 PM

I'd strangle someone for a Skies of Arcadia sequel.

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Vitron
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 10:48:40 AM

Valkyria for me!:)

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BikerSaint
Thursday, May 20, 2010 @ 11:47:54 PM
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<<<<"the additional time will allow the Development Team to focus on ensuring overall high-quality throughout the game by continuing to tune, balance, and maintain the kind of polish that an important title like this demands.">>>>>

Sega,
So far, not so much to show for

Here's a much needed suggestion for you ....

Try considering that "ALL' your games are important enough to do the same for every one of them too.

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Scarecrow
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 12:07:51 AM

What's worse is that they're making the game for iphone/ipod. No wonder the delay....

Can't they just be happy with ps3, 360, and Wii?

If it's coming out for iphone/ipod it makes me think that the game won't have the many levels/content...

They better not screw this up

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Vitron
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 10:51:01 AM

Well, I guess Its better this way than what Square Enix and Capcom are gonna do.


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Jalex
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 12:38:55 AM
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Drat. I was hoping it would release around July, since that seems to be the only month where no games I'm interested in are releasing. But Sonic and I go back far enough that I'll wait as long as needs be. Especially for a seeming return to form.

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Gamer4Life
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 1:12:33 AM
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DAMMIT SEGA HOW DARE U DO THIS TO ME! I'VE BEEN WAITING ON THIS SINCE IT WAS ANNOUNCED LAST YEAR! IT BETTER BLOW MY FREAKING MIND, CUZ FROM THE LEAKS, ITS JUST FINE (EXCEPT FOR THE MINE CART LEVEL. REMOVE THAT NONSENSE!)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 1:53:20 AM

sssshhhhhh

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556pineapple
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 2:54:03 AM
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Was really looking forward to this for the summer. I guess I'll just have to keep playing my old Genesis to hold me over until fall/winter.

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Zorigo
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 8:33:45 AM
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I'm looking forward to this, but ill give it a miss until theres a time when i can get it. too much else. GT5, Brink, Fallout Vegas....

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___________
Friday, May 21, 2010 @ 8:56:01 AM
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*cry*

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Reckoner
Saturday, May 22, 2010 @ 5:01:32 AM
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This is fantastic news. The leaks resulted in some criticism from the infamous 'Sonic fans' so those issues are going to be addressed, and the game will be even better. I don't see how anyone could have anything bad to say about this. I also heard that the pretty crappy Mine Cart level is exclusive to the iPhone.

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