I don’t know what the deal is between the press and Sonic games at events. For some reason they are terrible at playing them on camera, with Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 being no exception. Most videos released so far of people playing the game either have them not knowing what they’re supposed to do or falling into bottomless pits, so it’s nice to have a full playthrough of the first act of White Park Zone where the player actually knows how to play a videogame:
Last week SEGA held an event where they showcased all of their upcoming digital releases. From this came some new screenshots showing more of the game’s boss battles and a few interviews with Takashi Iizuka with quite a bit of new information on Episode 2 and Sonic’s future. All of this can be seen after the jump.
First up is Eurogamer’s interview. Iizuka claims here that they did listen to the feedback and that the physics from the Mega Drive games have been replicated in Episode 2, the video below (taken by Youtube user ECLIPSc70 at GDC) shows that the physics have indeed been improved and that the game feels a bit more like the classics. The other big news is that there are currently no plans for a third episode and that they will first look at how the game performs before moving on.
Droidgamers also had a preview where they tell that the Android version of the game will have “two exclusive bonus levels that you will have to hunt down.” Unless they replaced two of the special stages, maybe this is what the red rings scattered around the stages are for?
Spong’s interview with Iizuka has some new details as well. The reason why Episode 2 wasn’t released last year is that they didn’t want any attention taken away from the game by Sonic Generations and. Both games were also in development at the same time. In non-Sonic 4 related news is that Knuckles’ Chaotix probably won’t be getting an enhanced port like Sonic CD did. Takashi also laughs at the rumored Wii U game Sonic Dimensions and calls it a hoax, so we won’t be seeing that either.
Other media outlets also have new articles on the game, but don’t have any new info that other articles didn’t already report. Like mentioned before SEGA released a bunch of new screenshots, including more of the first boss battle and the fight against Metal Sonic. These can be viewed in the gallery below.
[Via SEGA Blog]