Sega has no plans for future Sonic 4 episodes


According to UK-based, entertainment website Digital Spy, Sega have no plans to develop further Sonic the Hedgehog 4 episodes following the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II. The news comes directly from Sonic 4 producer Takashi Iizuka whom had the following to say:

“We are looking forward to hearing the feedback from the users for Episode 2, but we are currently not planning to release another episode… We just want to see how the users accept this episode.”

This is pretty shocking news for those whom enjoyed Sonic 4: Episode I and/or those looking forward to the upcoming, second instalment. What do you think? Is it better that Sega leave the Sonic 4 series with Episode II, or should they continue to try and revitalise the 2D Sonic format? Perhaps Sega should concentrate on bringing us another retail title with the same quality as Sonic generations? Lets us know what you think in the comments below!

[Source: SEGAbits]

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Readers Comments (4)

  1. Is it wrong that the main reason I was hoping for an Episode 3 was for the sake of playing as Knuckles?

  2. I remember when Sonic & Knuckles came out and I was over the moon about the fact that you could play as Knuckles. For a long time as a child I thought he was much cooler than Sonic. It’s such a shame that he’s been reduced to the level of a mere “friend” with other such ridiculous characters as Rogue the Bat and Cream.

  3. By the sounds of the quote they haven’t completely ruled out there being another episode. Wouldn’t give up hope of being able to play as Knuckles yet.

  4. I agree with Emma, sounds like they are waiting to see how sales are. Maybe then they’ll decide if all their money should be on a retail release or keep splitting it up.

    Episode 2 looks loads better than 1, I’m thinking it’ll sell great and this will be a moot point.

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