Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 is now available! Unfortunately at this moment in time you can only buy the first instalment of Sonic the Hedgehog 4 if you’re a Nintendo Wii owner in the USA.
But fear not because European fans of the blue hedgehog will be able to download Sonic the Hedgehog 4 from different days this week depending on console preference. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 will be available on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade from tomorrow. European Nintendo Wii owners need to wait until Friday before they can get stuck into Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1.
Speaking about the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1, vice president of Digital Business at SEGA of America Haruki Satomi, said:
“Fans have been eagerly anticipating the next chapter in Sonic’s 2D saga for quite some time,”
“It gives me great pleasure to say that the wait is over – players around the world can now experience Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I on the console of their choice!”
Meanwhile, the official blurb for Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 says:
“Dr. Eggman, having survived yet another defeat at the end of Sonic and Knuckles, has decided to upgrade the best of his badniks with one single goal in mind: destroy the spiky speedster once and for all. Players will have to use classic moves like the Spin Dash and the highly versatile Homing Attack to sprint through enemies, traps and hazards as they hunt down the evil doctor yet again. Will the power of the Chaos Emeralds be enough to bring him down this time? There’s only one way to find out!”
The American release of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 comes on the same day that a new trailer for the upcoming Nintendo exclusive Sonic title, Sonic Colours, has been unleashed on the world. Among other things, the new Sonic Colours trailer features an appearance from Tails.
Sonic Colours is scheduled for release in Europe on November 12th, for the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS and you can see the latest trailer below.
So Train2Game, will you be purchasing Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 this week? Do you think it’ll take you back to Sonic the Hedgehogs’ glory days on the SEGA Mega Drive? And what are your thoughts on the upcoming Nintendo exclusive Sonic Colours?