Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 was a game that, in my opinion at least, hit all the wrong notes. Nearly a year had passed since the release of Episode 1 with no Episode 2 in sight, but that all changed back in August when word came that Episode 2 would, indeed, be seeing the light of day in 2012. Now, a listing by the Korean Game Rating Body suggests that the game’s release may be sooner than expected.
According to Siliconera, the Korean Game Rating Body typically does not list games until they’re within a few months of release. With that in mind, it seems Sonic 4: Episode 2 could be out as early as Q1 2012. Still, one has to wonder why, with the vastly superior Sonic Generations already on store shelves, Sega is even bothering to make a second episode for Sonic 4. Some mysteries, it seems, will remain forever unexplained.