Sonic 4: Episode 2 officially announced, incoming 2012

Everybody’s favorite speedy blue hedgehog made his return last year in Sonic Generations and according to today’s news 2012 looks set to be the return of his famous furry friend Tails, as SEGA has announced Sonic 4: Episode 2 is incoming this year.

To commemorate the announcement, the company also released a trailer which teases some footage of what’s to come and promises the ‘return of a sidekick’ — Tails — as well the ‘rebirth of a villain’, which according to TechRadar is none other than Metal Sonic. Fans waited 16 years for Sonic 4 to be made and many were left disappointed so the developers are now making promises of a completely reworked engine for Episode 2.

According to reports, NVIDIA and SEGA are working very closely together and as a result the game will support the graphics specialist’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor, a chip that will feature on future mobile devices such as the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime. The game is also set to be available across other platforms including Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network as well as on mobile OS devices.

Little is known about the new game although all new character animations have been confirmed. SEGA were not specific when it came to a date of release for the game either, so for now some time in 2012 is as accurate a date as we’re going to get. Check out the trailer we have embedded below to catch a glimpse of the supersonic spikey animal we have grown to love in action.

Are you looking forward to playing the next episode of Sonic 4? What did you think of the last episode and Sonic’s return in Sonic Generations?

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