SEGA Europe Ltd and SEGA® of America, Inc. announced the first game developed specifically for the download market from the world’s fastest hedgehog. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I will be available via download on Microsoft XBLA, bringing with it the addictive classic 2D side scrolling action that Sonic fans have been waiting 16 years for and will be the first in a series of episodic adventures.
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I offers sublime 2D gameplay through beautifully rendered HD environments. Fans will be able to speed through each level with the classic Spin Dash move, and destroy enemies using the Homing Attack. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I sees the return of the much-loved special stages and takes players through a variety of different Zones, all inspired by the Mega Drive era.
Each level from Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I is separately selectable from the main menu, making it easy for players to replay their favorite sections as they wish. Long time fans will not be disappointed as they rejoin the action and face all new intense boss battles against everyone’s favourite villain – the ever devious and evil – Dr. Eggman!
“Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I is a return to the classic game style of the original Sonic games” commented Gary Knight, European Marketing Director SEGA Europe Ltd. “It’s great to be able to offer fans of the Sonic series the type of game they have been asking for in a high definition experience.”
Sonic 4 picks up right where Sonic and Knuckles left off. With Eggman finally defeated, Sonic runs off to explore new zones and uncharted lands. Dr. Eggman, furious at the destruction of the Death Egg and the failure of his plans, puts all of his most devious schemes into action. In an effort to finally rid himself of Sonic, he revisits – and improves – the very best of his creations.
Although, there will be no new characters, playable or otherwise. The focus will remain solely on one blue hedgehog. If you’re now the most overjoyed person in the world, or even if you’re still curious about more, let us know in the comments below!
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I will be available in Summer 2010 for Xbox LIVE Arcade. For more information about Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I please visit www.sonicthehedgehog4.com