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Sonic 4 site updates with screens, kickass music

We've been on this ride before - Sega announces new Sonic game that "takes the character back to his roots," and for months on end we believe that story just to watch those dreams tumble off a cliff. This time though, the 17th time, this will be different (we hope), as Sonic the Hedgehog 4 is trying real hard to emulate the precise formula that made him a household name. Today's muse: the chipper, nostalgic music to the game's opening area.


Above: Oh man, this might just work

The official website also has a grip of new screens that flesh out Splash Hill Zone, which itself is an obvious homage to the classic opening zones of Sonic 1 and 2 (Green and Emerald Hill, respectively).


Above: The checkpoint, the corkscrew... it's Sonic 2 all over again (GOOD)

The newest release date info is still "summer 2010," so no updates there. Looking forward to getting some hands-on time and, ideally, reporting that it's coming along as nicely as the screens, vids and music would have us believe.

 



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16 comments

  • thephntm - March 22, 2010 1:57 a.m.

    I hope this isn't some giant elaborate April Fool's Day prank, or i will hate Sega for the rest of my life.
  • goochbiscuit - March 21, 2010 8:49 p.m.

    Yeah I might seriously give this game a try when it comes out. Diggin' the music, too.
  • AVenGer777 - March 21, 2010 7:48 a.m.

    finally back 2 his roots,I,m a huge sonic fan and i hope this game great.The Rush serius on the DS is good
  • HDBawllz - March 21, 2010 5:02 a.m.

    I'm excited. Yay!
  • philipshaw - March 20, 2010 11:59 a.m.

    Please be good because there hasn't been a proper sonic game in a very long time
  • SleepingDragon7 - March 20, 2010 4:19 a.m.

    The music doesn't affect me as the others did...
  • Moondoggie1157 - March 20, 2010 1:16 a.m.

    Don't let me down you blue rodent... I have been loyal since '92... Let me love again...
  • Cyberninja - March 20, 2010 12:25 a.m.

    this game gives me a good reason to play the first 4 on one of my 1000 genisis game colletions.
  • GoldenMe - March 19, 2010 9:10 p.m.

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  • Embolado - March 19, 2010 8:50 p.m.

    @greed:keep acting as if you didnt just skim thru the larger articles. @brett elston: what is this blasphemy! You covering Sonic, better not let Nintendo see this. Or could you just be turning to the dark side.
  • Greed - March 19, 2010 8:05 p.m.

    Stop posting so many short newsy articles in the features feed. There's a news feed for a reason!
  • Ru89 - March 19, 2010 7:44 p.m.

    just call it what its really called: New Sonic The hedgehog
  • jackthemenace - March 19, 2010 7:30 p.m.

    never thought i'd say it about a new sonic game, but... this actually looks good...!
  • NanoElite666 - March 19, 2010 6:44 p.m.

    Oooooooh man, talk about a throwback there...
  • OnyxOblivion - March 19, 2010 6:06 p.m.

    It'll have a demo on the Xbox Arcade and PSN So, you don't need to buy it blindly.
  • lewis42025 - March 19, 2010 6:04 p.m.

    This might be the first sonic I've purchased in...I don't know how long. that is if they actually do it right, and I'm remaining EXTREMELY skeptical. But who knows, may the 17th time really IS the charm?

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