It isn’t a secret that Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 is coming to just about everything under the sun. One particular release they have been pushing, though, is the version that will be on Android devices, specifically those with the NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 processor. After all, it was an earlier conference with NVIDIA that was originally meant to unveil the logo to Episode 2 (though that didn’t actually happen). Well, at the Mobile World Congress 2012 currently taking place in Barcelona, Spain, this cross promotion has allowed a playable build of the game to be on the show floor. And where there are playable builds of Sonic games, there are men and women with video cameras ready to capture every second!
Recorded by Android fansite Phandroid, the video gives a pretty nice look at the very beginning of the game, showing off Sylvania Castle Act 1, including the very first underwater segment you may be forced to encounter if you’re not quick enough on the trigger. At the very least showing that, yes, there are alternate paths, there isn’t enough to say one way or the other just how much the level design is improved from the previous outing. While the reps at the show were also insistent the the build is early and may not be reflective of the final product, it’s more than enough to get a feel of the game. Hopefully it won’t be too long until we get a longer video showing off the entirety of the stage. Either way, it’s extremely comforting seeing “Tails” follow Sonic around, jumping like a madman in the last few seconds of the video. Just like the old days…
Edit: Oh, look at that. There is another video already out there!