SEGA pushes Sonic 4 into back half of the year

Thursday, 20th May 2010 23:25 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


SEGA’s no longer planning to release Episode 1 of Sonic 4 on PSN, WiiWare and XBLA this summer. Instead, the game has been pushed into the back half of the year.

According to a post over on SEGA Europe’s site, the development time of the game has been extended to “ensure overall high-quality throughout the game by continuing to tune, balance, and maintain the kind of polish that an important title like this demands”.

Great that the team is polishing it, not so great that it will be late.

However, on a side note, SEGA did reveal that Episode 1 will hit iPhone and iPod Touch upon release, and you can watch a video of it in action over on Sonic Stadium.

Damn it.



  1. Johnny Cullen


    #1 5 years ago
  2. AHA-Lambda

    aww surprised to see this delayed :(

    #2 5 years ago
  3. onlineatron

    Is that the header image from the episode of the Sonic cartoon in which he meets his father who has been turned into a robot?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. xino

    why shouldn’t it be delayed!?
    because it was a piece of sh*!

    anyone seen the Mad Gear level!?
    farking ridiculous!

    #4 5 years ago
  5. GmbV9C86S

    Ah.These are the news and posts about online games. Any remark is available here without register.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Boris Fett

    Game’s looking terrible.

    Here’s hoping they’re actually going to work on it and make it feel a little more like the traditional games, but I get the impression this is beyond salvageable at this point.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Madlink

    Not that I’m promoting piracy or anything, but Episode 1 was leaked a little while ago onto the torrent sites. Haven’t got it myself, but the comments suggest a pretty finished feeling game.
    So like the guy says, maybe Sega are aiming for a insanely high level of polish, or maybe they just want to reduce the time between episode releases and have a few already in the bag before releasing the first.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. mington

    Maybe they’ve delayed it so they can work on the ipad version

    @7 torrent sites you say hmmmmmmm

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Soong

    @8 yeah the full version that was on partnernet was been leaked ages ago, but you need a j-tag 360 to be able to play it. A regular modded 360 won’t do.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. mington

    i had a quick look, couldn’t find it, not that i’m that bothered really, ne bother

    #10 5 years ago
  11. frostquake

    Sonic Games are always delayed because of massive bugs and horrible camera crap and such…Now they can’t even get out a 2D Game…The Levels I have seen aren’t worth it…Granny Sonic needs to quit going to the HILLS…time for a new location for that blue chain saw to cut up a rug!!

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Delaying a small, downloadable, episodic (not even a complete title), 2D game? That’s surprising.

    #12 5 years ago

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