Remember the last few 3D Sonic games and how they were generally, well, terrible? Sega may have thought so too as it turns out that Sonic Team, the original developers that brought about both the series of 2D Sonic games that launched Sonic to super stardom and, later, the terrible string of 3D games that all but destroyed said super stardom, will not be developing the recently announced Sonic 4. That task will fall to the Osaka based developers Dimps.
Dimps, it turns out, has quite a pedigree. Apparently they had actually worked on the Gameboy Advance and Nintendo DS released Sonic games under the Sonic Team name. They also developed the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai series on the PS2 and, more recently, helped co-develop Street Fighter IV.
Since we have had to endure 3D Sonic games the likes of Sonic Unleashed for so long already, its about time we get this dying legend back to his element with some capable hands at the helm.
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 was revealed yesterday with Sega pinning it as a "Summer 2010" release. That window has been narrowed down today thanks to the people over at Sonic Stadium. The game will be releasing this July. In addition to that information, is confirmation that an iPhone version of the game will be coming also.
Looks like Sega needs to be a little more careful with its website assets.
Sega has finally revealed its Project Needlemouse, and to no one's surprise, it is in fact called Sonic the Hedgehog 4. Actually, Episode 1 if you want to get specific. It's bound for the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii as a downloadable title, and, as the name suggests, it's going to be the "first part in a much larger adventure." Check out the first trailer for it after the break.
There was no word as to when we would be seeing it other than 2010.
Hopefully they don't mess this one up.
Project Needlemouse, or should I say Sonic the Hedgehog 4, will be getting a real name this Thursday...likely Sonic the Hedgehog 4, and today, Sega teased us with a small bit of the game's soundtrack. As you would expect, it sounds like Sonic (gasp!).