Ever since the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I, people have been anticipating when the second episode will be launched. After over a year’s wait, Sega finally has news on the second episode of this successful game. Moreover, the game will no longer be limited to iOS users!
A Character’s Rebirth and another One’s Return
A teaser for Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II has been recently released to the public, along with its press release. Avid fans of the game who have seen the teaser are speculating around the idea that this second episode centers its story on the ‘rebirth of a villain.’ This speculation was made after watching the teaser’s outline as well as the glowing red eyes, which could only mean Sonic will be fighting Metal Sonic all over again.
Apart from this rebirth, there is another, more loved character that will be making a comeback to the game. Tails, considered as Sonic’s greatest sidekick of all time, is returning to the game once more. Judging on the unified spin dash attack performed by Sonic and Tails, the game truly has new surprises in store for gamers.
Available on Android
The availability of the game on Android serves as support of a big name publisher such as Sega. Although the game can be played on any Android device that has a Tegra chip in it, it is best to play it with a NVIDIA Tegra mobile processor. Currently, NVIDIA and Sega are seriously working on an even more enhanced version of the game which will be available for Tegra 3 devices in the future. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II will be available on both Android Market and Tegrazone sometime this year.
Get Ready to Run in the New Year! SEGA Announces Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II
New Entry in the Smash-Hit Sonic 4 Series Speeds onto Consoles and Mobile in 2012
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON— December 30, 2011 — SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. today announced 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 Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network, as well as 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 here.
“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.
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