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Sonic the Hedgehog 4 announced for PS3, 360, Wii

Thursday, 4th February 2010 08:25 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Sega’s just revealed Sonic the Hedgehog 4 for PS3, 360 and Wii.

This was the title previously known as Project Needlemouse.

It’ll be digitally released in episodes, with the first part due this summer, and is the first true sequel in the series in over 15 years.

It’s a 2D game with 3D graphics.

Despite it being Sonic and what’s happened with the series recently, it’s official: we. are. pumped.

Get the first trailer below, thanks to GameSpot.

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  1. Gekidami

    Its a digital only game then. Well i guess in that case the lame return to ’2D’ is excusable.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    Pumped.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. mington

    episodes? how peculiar, so you get 15 minutes worth of game every 3 months….still, uber pumped

    haven’t seen the trailer yet, still “loading” wouldn’t a level creator be perfect for this!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. bugmenot

    i dont see 3d at all only parallax scrolling, this looks authentic 2d – all the better i suppose.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. mington

    so i just looked all over ta net, seems as though thats the only trailer on the net…..and it doesn’t work RRRRARARARARARA

    http://blogs.sega.com/sonic/

    fucking stupid sega, this video take ages (see what i did there)

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Joe Anderson (wotta)

    I hope they dont screw it up. Do us proud Sega. :)

    #6 4 years ago
  7. mington

    download the movie from here….ERROR, BAD DIRECTSOUND DRIVER, FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT

    http://uk.gamespot.com/wii/action/sonicthehedgehog4episode1/video/6249444#generic_comments

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Blerk

    They were doing so well until the ‘episodic’ thing.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Dannybuoy

    This kinda sums it up

    http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1928753

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Blerk

    Actually I’ve just seen the screenie. That looks… a bit weird.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Gekidami

    You can see the video here to:
    http://www.jeuxvideo.com/news/2010/00040335-sonic-the-hedgehog-4-episode-1.htm#container1lienVoirDirectementlaVideo

    #11 4 years ago
  12. mington

    @11 thanks, finally seen it, rewatched it about 6 times….hhmmmmmmm

    don’t like the plumes of dust everywhere

    i was hoping this would be in glorious HD 2D, let down

    can i have my pump back?

    #12 4 years ago
  13. vincentw00t

    Yeah, that looks like a Sonic game alright.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Psychotext

    I find it hard to get excited by this.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Gekidami

    As do i. Then again i also thought NSMB was lame to. This is most likely aimed at the same crowd.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. mington

    it looked cheap

    #16 4 years ago
  17. dirigiblebill

    I just wish they’d dump 3D altogether. Vanillaware’s games (Muramasa, Odin Sphere, etc) and the handheld Sonics are ample evidence that 2D art is alive and kicking.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. SunKing

    Even IF it is good, you know Sega are going to milk it within an inch of its life, don’t you?

    #18 4 years ago
  19. mington

    http://www.e-imagesite.com/Files2/otdwlc3788469.gif

    just looks like he’s farting alot

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Scyrenn

    “I just wish they’d dump 3D altogether.”

    +1

    #20 4 years ago
  21. onlineatron

    Me and my mate called this yesterday

    #21 4 years ago
  22. DJ Deathstar

    I’d rather it be Sonic 4 and 2D than
    Sonic Adventure 3: Tennis Battle, Rush Kart Racing, Mean Bean Fucking Extreme Adventure

    Actually i’m not too sure which i’d prefer!

    #22 4 years ago
  23. mington

    i had a hunt for some fan made hd 2d concept art (someone must of done some, right) and i came across a forum, where some fans are recreating sonic 2 in hd…..i would’ve posted something about it, but it was all very amateurish and, and…

    sonic’s doomed

    #23 4 years ago
  24. abnormal alan

    @DJ

    watch your mouth bitch that would be an amazing game.

    I miss Big the Cats awesome theme tune from Sonic Adventure 1

    “Hey Big guy hey little guy……..” was a tune

    #24 4 years ago
  25. cachucha

    I called it when the supossed project was announced, even posted it here :P

    cool story tho hope its good, doesnt looks that great now

    #25 4 years ago
  26. DaMan

    I look forward to this game.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. AHA-Lambda

    Something’s wrong D: I feel excited for a sonic game something is dreadfully wrong D:

    *rocks back and forth giggling wildly*

    #27 4 years ago
  28. onlineatron

    ARRRGH… ok, just finally got on my home comp to watch the trailer.

    BLEGH!

    It looked fucking horrible…

    Why have they refused to make Sonic look as though his feet are spinning when he runs (like Sonic 3)??!
    It looks slow and cheap, as if Sonic 3D had been a side scroller…

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Michael O’Connor

    I get the impression that Sonic’s legs *will* spin. The bit where he’s jumping on Badnik’s clearly isn’t gameplay, and he’s clearly not moving at full stop in the bare three seconds of actual gameplay we get to see.

    This is only meant to be a teaser. Lets wait for a proper gameplay video to see how this looks.

    #29 4 years ago