SEGA has announced that they will release Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II for various mobile platforms in 2012. The first episode is currently available on Apple’s Appstore and Microsoft’s Windows Phone Marketplace as an Xbox Live title, but it has yet to make an appearance on the Android Market. That changes with Episode 2, as the iconic blue hedgehog will spin its way onto Android, Windows Phone and iOS next year. The Android version will be available for a multitude of devices and there will even be an enhanced version for devices powered by Nvidia’s impressive Tegra 3 quad-core chipset.
According to SEGA, the next iteration of Sonic 4 will feature new character animations, a completely reworked physics engine, and fan-favorite Tails will make an appearance. We’ll keep you posted when we hear more about the game – until then, check out the teaser below.
We’ve got a new year’s resolution that’s sure to please gamers worldwide: the iconic blue hedgehog will be making his 2D return in Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II in 2012. Following the award-winning success of Episode I, which took the world by storm in 2010, Sonic will continue his journey through the epic Sonic 4 saga on XBLA, PSN, and mobile platforms including the App Store, Android Market and Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone 7.
Fans have been eagerly anticipating the next episode in Sonic’s new side-scrolling adventure, and SEGA has been listening closely to their feedback. Armed with all-new character animations and a completely reworked physics engine, Episode II will expand the Sonic 4 storyline with new areas to speed through and new challenges to face. For a sneak peek at what’s in store, including the arrival of a certain high-flying, twin-tailed pal who’s sure to be of assistance, check out the all-new teaser trailer!
“After twenty years in action, it’s clear that Sonic hasn’t slowed down one bit,” said Haruki Satomi, Senior Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America. “The first entry in the Sonic 4 saga was a major success. We’ve listened to the fans and been hard at work making sure we recapture that same spirit of fun in Episode II. We hope the fans will enjoy it.”
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 will support Android mobile devices powered by the NVIDIA® Tegra® mobile processor. It will be available on the Android Market and featured on the Tegra Zone app. In addition, SEGA and NVIDIA are working closely together to develop an even more enhanced version for Tegra 3, the world’s first quad-core mobile processor.
Sonic 4: Episode 1 for iOS:
Source: SEGA Blog