Sonic the Hedgehog 4 dated for October

Sonic the Hedgehog 4

It’s finally coming. After years of waiting, fans of Sonic the Hedgehog will be able to get their hands on a new 2D Sonic game when Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 from the middle of October.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 has staggered release across the different systems. Sonic the Hedgehog 4 will be available on the iTunes App store from October 7th, and on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live from October 13th. Nintendo Wii owners will get Sonic the Hedgehog: 4 Episode 1 last, when it’s made available for download on October 15th.

The price of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 also depends on your chosen system. Sonic the Hedgehog 4 will cost 1500 Wii points on WiiWare, 1200 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live Arcade and £9.99 on the PlayStation Network.

SEGA originally planned to release Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 during the summer but held the game back for more development time. Hopefully it’ll be worth the wait if we get to see Sonic back to his 2D best, in Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1. SEGA have not disclosed how many episodes of Sonic the Hedgehog 4 there will be.

You can the latest watch the latest Sonic the Hedgehog 4 trailer, showing gameplay from the Casino Street Zone, below.

Unfortunately, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 isn’t set to appear at the Eurogamer Expo in four days time.

Train2Game will be at Eurogamer, and we’ll be giving away the new PlayStation Move controller with a PlayStation 3 320GB slim.

To enter the prize draw, pick up an entry form at Stand 12 in the Career fair. We look forward to seeing you there.

So Train2Game, are you looking forward to Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1? Which system will you be buying it on? And do you think the prices are a little steep for what is going to be episodic content?

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(Source: IGN)