Why are Sonic fans so angry?

Why are Sonic fans so angry? Maybe the Werehog from Sonic Unleashed rubbed them the wrong way. Or maybe, it’s just been frustrating to see Sega so busy reinventing ways to make their mascot go faster while leaving the pure Sonic experience from the originals in the dust.

Sega is hoping scratch that retro itch for a classic Sonic experience with the upcoming release of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I for XBLA, PSN, WiiWare, and iPhone. They’ve delayed the production of Sonic 4 to fine tune the game based on feedback from the community. So we caught up with Ken from Sega Digital at Sega’s E3 booth to talk about what Sonic fans can expect from his brand new oldschool adventure…

Above: Ken from Sega Digital teases a secret ending that can be unlocked if you collect all the seven Chaos Emeralds

Above: A trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I, which will be coming out later this year on XBLA, PSN, WiiWare, and iPhone

Jun 22, 2010

20 stupid pics of Sonic riding shit
And since they all came straight from Sega, this idiocy is OFFCIAL!

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  • VercettisShirt - July 9, 2010 5:38 p.m.

    Ken is a great PR man, and I look forward to getting that secret ending.
  • AuthorityFigure - July 9, 2010 10:36 a.m.

    Chaos Emeralds are such an anti-climax when you find and collect them - I don't know why that is...
  • megagiantsharktopus - June 23, 2010 12:38 a.m.

    I'm looking forward to this one, personally. I know, I know...Sonic games have been like something aborted out of Tony Danza's nether region lately. This time looks like an honest attempt to capture what made 1-3 so special. Even if this isn't the opus magnum that fans are crying for, it's really great to know that us old gamers aren't forgotten with new side scrollers already released, and being developed in the current generation.
  • Redeater - June 22, 2010 11:53 p.m.

    Don't get me wrong. I really do hope this game turns out to be good but aside from sonic adventure 2 the last good sonic game I played was sonic 3.
  • Mainman - June 22, 2010 11:11 p.m.

    @Redeater One of the previews of the Wii version by Official Nintendo Magazine clearly stated, about the Special Stages, "This is the only time you’ll be tilting the Remote in the game, and it works". Therefore, we can assume that the Wii version no longer has the minecart stage (which was motion-based), and if the Wii version is essentially identical to the XBLA/PSN one then they won't have it too. However, the iPhone version is now touting '2 exclusive levels that take advantage of the phone’s touch and tilt capabilities'. It's a safe bet that this is where the work they already did on the minecart stage(s) is going to end up!
  • Cyberninja - June 22, 2010 10:54 p.m.

    between this and colors it looks like a good year to be a sonic fan
  • austin128 - June 22, 2010 9:21 p.m.

    geez, Tyler, you're giddy aren't ya? =)
  • Redeater - June 22, 2010 9:17 p.m.

    oh also was there any new news on that sonic mine cart motion fiasco??
  • Evil_AppleJuice - June 22, 2010 9:16 p.m.

    gahh dammit. so close. I was contemplating saying first cause i never do, regardless if i am :(
  • Evil_AppleJuice - June 22, 2010 9:15 p.m.

    First. Sleak and sexy, just how Sonic should be. In fact, I'm probably going to go out into my garage and get my genesis out just to play through the first three :D ReCAPTCHA: deucing again... LOL
  • Redeater - June 22, 2010 9:15 p.m.

    because sonic is terrible?

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