Sega reveals Sonic 4 Episode 2’s best concept art yet: Serpentleaf

Sega has posted the latest concept art for Sonic 4 Episode 2, and boy, this one’s a doozy. This week, we are being treated to our very first look at a boss for the game. As you can see, this one has Robotnik riding in a flower-like machine that doubles as a laser.

This may not seem like that big of a deal, but honestly, this is the most exciting Episode 2 news I’ve seen yet. Episode 1 had quite a handful of flaws, but my biggest issue with the game was just how unwilling it was to try anything new with its presentation or art design. Dimps were so dedicated to paying tribute to the classic stage themes and bosses that they totally forgot to actually add anything original to that legacy. At the very least, this brand new Georgia O’Keeffe-pleasing boss is an indication that the folks at Sega might have something fresh tucked in their Episode 2 holster.

Hit the jump to see more shots of this beastly boss.

[Source: Sega Bits]