Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Delayed

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Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Delayed

The new, and yet still somehow old, Sonic the Hedgehog game has been delayed.

It's a day of mixed news for Sonic fans. On the one hand, there's a new trailer for Sonic 4 (seen above), which shows plenty of old-school Sonic gameplay, as well as the announcement that the game will be coming to the iPhone. On the other hand, Sega has pushed back the release date from "Summer 2010" to "Late 2010".

According to the official Sega blog, the decision to "extend the game's development" was to make "ensure that Sonic 4: Episode I is a game worthy of bearing the weight of its name" by listening to fan suggestions and incorporating them into the design of the game. And considering how passionate hardcore Sonic fans are, it's unlikely that Sega will be lacking feedback.

Source: Game Pro

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Well at least that gives me more time to save up and get an Xbox, stupid Sega not porting to PC :(

Edit: Linked wrong video, this heat is melting my brain

That trailer actually looks pretty good. I was skeptical about this game but it looks like the old school action that we all love is making a true return. It's a shame about the delay though, I was hoping to be playing this over the summer when I have a long break. Late 2010 is less appealing a release date but I will still get it.

finally sonic is going back to when it was good.

I loved that trailer and im getting more and more excited about this game.

Shame it's delayed, but im sure the develovers will use that time to make Sonic 4 that much better.

"...listening to fan suggestions and incorporating them into the design of the game"

Oh dear. Oh dear oh dear oh dear.

Hardcore Sonic fans are the most retarded community on the internet, you really think listening to them is a good idea?

I look at this game in the same way that I've looked at Black Mesa Source for the past 5 years or however long it's been - I'd rather wait for a well polished good game rather than them deliver a half-assed rushed game on time. Eagerly awaiting this game.

jamesworkshop:
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eh? Is this spam or just a strange attempt at humour?

I don't consider impromptu game delays to be a good sign. But the trailer does look promising.

the_tramp:
I look at this game in the same way that I've looked at Black Mesa Source for the past 5 years or however long it's been - I'd rather wait for a well polished good game rather than them deliver a half-assed rushed game on time. Eagerly awaiting this game.

jamesworkshop:
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eh? Is this spam or just a strange attempt at humour?

it was the only way of expressing my excitment

DUDE!!!

SWEET!!!

As long as the delay is to make the game even better than it's looking to be, I am all for it.

... Need new pants. It's like my childhood all over again.

"Sega commented today, saying the primary reason for Sonic 4's delay is to put in 3D levels which, despite online chatter, is what they are sure the true fan-base is looking for."

Shoggoth2588:
"Sega commented today, saying the primary reason for Sonic 4's delay is to put in 3D levels which, despite online chatter, is what they are sure the true fan-base is looking for."

And a new sidekick!!! YAY

I wonder how much longer sega is gonna attempt to prop its "dead" mascot and insist that its 'just' sleeping in an attempt to get on the big boys plane.

Yeah that's right guys, put back your release date to listen to the fans that told you...

THE RINGS ARE TOO SHINY!

SONIC'S EYE-LIDS LOOK WRONG!

WAAAAAAAAAH! MY OPINION IS NOT RECOGNISED!

I'd actually be happier if they just flat out told us.

'The hardcore fans are really fucking annoying. So we're just not going to tell you about the changes we're making and make this game how we want. You can blame them.

In closing.

Your eye-lids look wrong!'

*ahem* HOLY SHIT!

If they kill this game, I will commit Harri-Carri

Looks good, and honestly I don't understand why it seemed to have taken Sega so long to figure out that the most successful venture for them would be going back to what they originally had done so well (IE The first couple Sonic games).

Also, I really hope knuckles is in this game. 'cause knuckles is the MAN!

Dosnt surprise me there is a delay...but, I still want it! So bad!

This will give Sega more time to make this game succeed.

Normally, a new sonic game would have me rolling my eyes in every which way. The gimics used to make Sonic appealing to new fans has spoiled the series like a an over ripe fruit. But finally we have a return to Sonics roots. The bits that made sonic so great in the first place; pure unadulturated 2D cocaine speed! Awesome. :)

(I enjoyed Sonic Adventures on the Dreamcast. I thought it was a unique direction that flowed well. The games that followed... not so much.)

Sonic bearing the weight of its name? Its names a joke in the gaming world; a byword for a great series that goes down the tubes when its creators are unable to keep up with the times properly.

This might be a return to Sonic's roots, but not a return to his former popularity; the franchise's tits have been sucked dry.

Not surprised by the delay, just disappointed they're still sticking with the "episode" thing. Episodic content works when a game has a show-like format, ex: the "Sam & Max" games. We've already seen it doesn't work for action games (HL2: Ep3, anyone?), so I don't see how it would help an action platformer where you're encouraged to get through it as quickly as possible.

DaxStrife:
Not surprised by the delay, just disappointed they're still sticking with the "episode" thing. Episodic content works when a game has a show-like format, ex: the "Sam & Max" games. We've already seen it doesn't work for action games (HL2: Ep3, anyone?), so I don't see how it would help an action platformer where you're encouraged to get through it as quickly as possible.

I have to say though, i think that a Sonic game probably has a lot more replay value than a game like Half-Life? Would this not mean that using episodes is more viable in this respect? A person is more likely to replay a sonic level, going for all the coins or beating their personal best time, than they are to replay a half life level imo.

Listening to the fans? Uh-oh... You mean those elitist moron who have nothing better to do buy complain in some Sega Forum? What about the few million other people who love Sonic but have better things to do?

Either way I am still looking forward to this. I haven't played a Sonic game since Sonic Adventure 2 on the Dreamcast.

they finally went back to 2d, damn took sega long enough to realize sonic wasnt meant for 3d. Especially since in every game the camera feels like doing what it wants rather than showing you where the F*** ur going

Maybe now they can get it right.

Is it me, or do the animation i.e running, jumping and such look a little...well...off?

do you know what I love best about this trailer...just how old school the 'SEGAAAAA' is :D it made me smile

Oh dear. They aren't so much going to be 'listening' as 'drowning on whiny verbal diarrhea'.

Whatever, it looks okay. As long as they introduce new gameplay elements in the later levels I'll be happy.

Popular gaming character goes back to its 2D roots when its found that it doesn't work in 3D?

Didn't Ma- no wait, Mario worked in 3D. This is different.

I allso like that it's now an episode, so they can remake the same, short game several times.

DaxStrife:
Not surprised by the delay, just disappointed they're still sticking with the "episode" thing. Episodic content works when a game has a show-like format, ex: the "Sam & Max" games. We've already seen it doesn't work for action games (HL2: Ep3, anyone?), so I don't see how it would help an action platformer where you're encouraged to get through it as quickly as possible.

It can easily work for 2D platformers. There's no real narrative to write, very little voice acting to record, no cutscenes to render. The hardest part would be original levels every time.

Archemetis:
Yeah that's right guys, put back your release date to listen to the fans that told you...

THE RINGS ARE TOO SHINY!

SONIC'S EYE-LIDS LOOK WRONG!

WAAAAAAAAAH! MY OPINION IS NOT RECOGNISED!

I'd actually be happier if they just flat out told us.

'The hardcore fans are really fucking annoying. So we're just not going to tell you about the changes we're making and make this game how we want. You can blame them.

In closing.

Your eye-lids look wrong!'

stupid really small complaints to push back for they better not ruin it

Logan Westbrook:
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Delayed

The new, and yet still somehow old, Sonic the Hedgehog game has been delayed.

It's a day of mixed news for Sonic fans. On the one hand, there's a new trailer for Sonic 4 (seen above), which shows plenty of old-school Sonic gameplay, as well as the announcement that the game will be coming to the iPhone. On the other hand, Sega has pushed back the release date from "Summer 2010" to "Late 2010".

According to the official Sega blog, the decision to "extend the game's development" was to make "ensure that Sonic 4: Episode I is a game worthy of bearing the weight of its name" by listening to fan suggestions and incorporating them into the design of the game. And considering how passionate hardcore Sonic fans are, it's unlikely that Sega will be lacking feedback.

Source: Game Pro

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Omigod! Omigod! Omigod! Did you hear? With the "Sayyyy-garrr"? And the old school action?

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I love Sonic 1. And...Sonic & Knuckles. And nothing else in the series. But I love those two games to the point where I think I can consider myself a Sonic fan.

Looks nice, but Sega should tread lightly on the whole "fan-suggestion" issue. Just being a pessimist.

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