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Sonic 4 Achievements Revealed; Super Sonic Confirmed

French website Succes Full has allegedly obtained 12 of the available achievements for Episode 1 of Sonic the Hedgehog 4. Among the facts confirmed about the game include the presence of E.G.G. Station in the first episode, the existence of leaderboards for both  time and score in levels, and the presence of Super Sonic playable in levels, akin to Sonic 2 and Sonic 3 & Knuckles.

The full list of achievements is available below:

The Story Begins

Crush Dr. Eggman
Defeat a boss for the first time. (5)

The First Chaos Emerald
Acquire a Chaos Emerald. (5)

Enemy Hunter
Defeat 1,000 enemies. (10)

Golden Flash
Clear all Acts as Super Sonic. (10)

All Stages Cleared!
Defeat the final boss and view the ending. (10)

Upload your recorded scores and clear times for all stages. (10)

Ring Collector
Collect all the Rings in ‘Special Stage 1′ and Clear the stage. (15)

Build up 99 or more extra lives. (25)

Super Sonic Genesis
Acquire all seven Chaos Emeralds. (30)

Speed’s My Game
Clear SPLASH HILL ZONE ACT 1 in less than a minute. (35)

Clear the E.G.G. STATION ZONE without taking any damage. (40)

In light of this news, it goes without saying that a lot more fans are likely to be excited for this game. This is the first time since Sonic 3 that Super Sonic has been a fully playable character in normal levels, excluding outings such as Sonic R. Will this start a positive new trend of blasting through levels at breakneck speeds with the ring counter ticking down menacingly? Only time will tell. One thing we can say is this, though–shit just got real.