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Sonic 4: Episode 2 Arriving Fashionably Late, Launches In 2012

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Back when this generation of consoles began, there was a big push to popularize the idea of episodic gaming. The purpose, of course, was to create smaller chunks of gameplay that took less time to develop than a big budget retail game. Sega, then, seems to have missed the point, as according to a recent interview with Eurogamer, they are now prepping Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 for release in 2012…nearly 2 years after the release of Episode 1.

Many assumed Sega would simply kill off Sonic 4 and not produce any more episodes for it. Of course, even though Episode 1 was not exactly the most well received entry in the Sonic franchise, money talks, and Sonic 4: Episode 1 still managed to bring in a pretty penny for Sega. Still, with the vastly superior Sonic Generations right around the corner, one has to wonder what the point of releasing another Sonic 4 episode is when it’s so far removed from the first.

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    Paper92 said Aug 23rd 2011 4:19 PM

    How can they possibly change this around to make it worth playing? Guess they don’t want to waste the assets they used making the game design, but COMMON man!!

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    dnnr said Aug 23rd 2011 4:42 PM

    Hopefully they’ll improve the controls? I would’ve bought the last one in a heartbeat if the controls weren’t so wonky.

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    emik said Aug 23rd 2011 5:47 PM

    Wow I don’t foresee this turning out to be anything special. Why would they do this with Generations on the horizon?

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    Skiie said Aug 23rd 2011 6:53 PM

    nope.

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