Finally. Sega has officially unveiled Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II. Not much has been revealed yet, but a few juicy details have been announced.
Sonic 4: Episode II features the rebirth of Metal Sonic and the return of Tails. Most importantly, the game has an all new graphics and physics engine. According to Ken Balough from Sega, you don’t have to worry about Sonic sticking to walls anymore and he’ll stay in a ball after rolling up a hill. It sounds promising so far.
It’s unknown which engine Sega is using for Episode II. The latest version of Sonic CD was powered by Christian Whitehead’s Retro Engine and that was easily the best port of any Sonic game ever released. It would be great if Sega opted to use it again, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
You can expect Sonic 4: Episode II to release sometime in 2012 for the Xbox 360, PS3, Android, Windows 7 Phone, and iOS. It doesn’t seem like Wii owners are getting any love this time.