Sega announced that a new Sonic game that will offer 2D gameplay through HD rendered environments. Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I</> will be available via download on Microsoft XBLA, Sony PSN and Nintendo WiiWare in winter.
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According to the company, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I offers sublime 2D gameplay through beautifully rendered HD environments. Fans will be able to speed through each level with the classic Spin Dash move, and destroy enemies using the Homing Attack.
“Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I sees the return of the much-loved special stages and takes players through a variety of different Zones, all inspired by the Mega Drive era,” added the company.
Sega’s European Marketing director, Gary Knight, said, “Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I is a return to the classic game style of the original Sonic games. It’s great to be able to offer fans of the Sonic series the type of game they have been asking for in a high definition experience.”
Each level from Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I is separately selectable from the main menu, making it easy for players to replay their favorite sections as they wish. Long time fans will not be disappointed as they rejoin the action and face all new intense boss battles against everyone’s favourite villain – the ever devious and evil – Dr. Eggman!
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I will be available in the Australian Winter 2010 for XBLA, PSN, and WiiWare.