Earlier today, Sega of Japan decided to update their website for Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2. Though the splash page teasing the unveiling of the site has been there for a bit, the doors finally opened. Yes, it does feel similar to the Episode 1 site layout, but that’s more then likely intentional. With badniks and rings floating in the background, you can take a gander at Sylvania Castle and White Park all you want!
Helping to clear up some confusion, the site lets us know that, yes, the carnival and the snow level are indeed one and the same (I know a few of you were still on the fence on that one). Seems each act of White Park has its own theme, while still being covered in snow. Act 1 is the winter wonderland dotted with Christmas trees, Act 2 is the carnival, and Act 3 looks to be some underwater magic. That means we get two levels in a row that feature water. But that also means we see Metal Sonic in Act 2…sure, the achievements reveal says that we’re supposed to fight him in a still-unseen zone, but one must wonder if Metal is the return of the midboss? Will we see him in every Zone, and will he be an opponent in each and not just an excuse for cutscene excitement? We’ll just have to wait and find out.
Also hiding out on the page is an explanation of the Sonic/”Tails” co-op dynamic, which includes some additional screenshots that are microsized, which you just might miss if you’re not paying attention. Among them are thumbnail-sized screenshots of the online component of the game, as well as Sylvania Castle’s boss, the Egg Serpentleaf (which we’ve only seen in concept art thus far). Finally, buried even deeper on the site is an image of the end signpost with “Tails'” face adorned over it.
To top things off, a portion of the site has also been translated, giving a bit of insight into the storyline of the game.
Several months after the fierce battle of Episode 1, Sonic, who happened to hear about both the news of the Little Planet returning and Eggman starting to act once again, together with his partner Tails, head towards the neighboring continent in the Tornado to investigate.
While we wait for the next two levels to pop out, check out the gallery below!
[Source: Sega.jp’s Sonic 4 Official Site]
OH GEE WIZ, LITTLE PLANET RETURNING?
Wow, I bet no one saw this coming! :O
For some resoin the story makes me think that its sonic the hedgehog 5 ? I hope that we will get a site in english
Maybe we might get online co-op?
Hm so we have Metal Sonic and we have Little Planet. Now where is Amy Rose? Oh oops wrong game. Ok with all seriousness though i actually like what i’m seeing here and i hope that this game is longer and feels more classic because those are the two things that made Sonic 4 boring to me
So online is confirmed……maybe?
Eggman’s version of Pedo Bear XD… anyway these look great!
I sure hope SEGA has took into consideration of making those signs invisible if we don’t want them… (quite frankly I love a challenge
in the third line from the bottom screen shots, Why are we killing Rotor?
Well at least there is some sort of story. But it kinda doesn’t hold up too well. If S4E2 really does take place after Sonic CD, Metal Sonic should be “coming back” too.
Yet by going into the past and defeating all the generators in CD, Metal never existed in the first place… Unless this story ends up revolving around the fact that “Eggman went back to the little planet, somehow went back in time and actually made Metal Sonic!” that would make Sonic CD pretty pointless!
Plus it’s not like Eggman has the Timestones/ability to run that fast after hitting a Past Signpost to even go back in time.
Hah, that’s a pretty funny image, actually.
Those things have been confirmed already T_T
Online co-op was confirmed awhile ago………… so yes.
@manrangan It was already confirmed to be online in the Xbox Live leak.
WHOA! Thats way past cool! When we gonna get Music rips?!
Little Planet?! Awesome! My guess is that Ep. 3 will be on Little Planet if there is an Episode 3.
I wonder if the secret boss will be something like metal sonic kai, that is if metal sonic IS the secret boss.
That picture of Sonic in the online component screenshot looks like a re-render of that Sonic Adventure DX wallpaper ( I thought it was DX but idk)