Sonic the Hedgehog 4 priced and dated


SEGA has unvailed the price and release date for it’s eagerly awaited title, Sonic the Hedgehog 4, the title will see Sonic battle his way through four badnik filled zones with three stages each (Inspired from previous Mega Drive Sonic titles) as he faces off once again with his nemesis Dr Robotnik. Fans of the series have no need to wait any longer though, as Sonic will be speeding to home consoles and iPhones this coming October. Please see the full release dates and prices for each platform below;

The game will be available for download on the iTunes App Store starting Oct. 7, the Wii Shop Channel on Oct. 11 (15th Oct in EMEA territories), the PlayStation Network on Oct. 12 in America (Oct 13th in EMEA territories), and Xbox Live Arcade on Oct. 13 across all territories.

Sonic 4 will be priced at 1500 Wii Points on WiiWare, 1200 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live Arcade, and $14.99 / £9.99 / €12.99 / AU$19.95 on the PlayStation Network.

[Source: IGN]


19 responses to “Sonic the Hedgehog 4 priced and dated

  1. upsidedown fuji says:

    I'm kind of torn over the price choice. I really wanted to buy this game at release but 15 is a bit much for an episodic digital download relase. 🙁

  2. Consider this, you probably won't be paying for episode 2 any time soon. If these were monthly, I'd complain a little. But seeing as we'll probably see a new episode every 6-8 months, I'm fine with paying 15.

  3. Sharky says:

    Oh! When I read the price from Nintendo Power I thought that ment £15 wasnt thinking in dollars… £9.99 is very reasonable I think.

    Will buy.

  4. Sharky says:

    Oh woah!

    The Xbox360 one, which is the one ill be getting (dispite the crappy D-pad) is released ON MY BIRTHDAY!

    13th October! Vanquish, Sonic 4… Haven't been this excited for a birthday since I was 13.

  5. DCGX says:

    I'm torn with the price too. At least with Xbox Live there's a good chance of a sale, but I really wanted to get it on Wii.

  6. CrazyTails says:

    I was going to buy the game, showing my support for a better episode 2, if it were 10 dollars.

    15 however feels like an insult to me as a fan. I'm not retard to fall for this one. Not buying

  7. Sybnios says:

    AT LAST!!! 6th of Oct is my birthday damn SEGA you missed it 😛 but it seems that is somebody else b-day instead! Anyway the price seems ok and I can't waaaaait! =)

  8. Ali says:

    Price is OK, first day buy

  9. Monkeroony says:

    I wonder if this offers the same content as Rocket Knight adventures, especially as it's the same price.

  10. It seems to be even with Rocket Knight in terms of worlds/levels versus zones/acts. Both games have four worlds with four levels each, however Sonic 4 has the final stage, special stages and Super Sonic. Rocket Knight has an unlockable Hard mode and an Axel skin.

  11. Sega Stylista says:

    Nintendo fan idiots don't recognize iphone as a legitimate threat yet it gets the first launch of this game.

  12. crackdude says:


    It might be a good game, but Adventure is 800 and I'm pretty sure it has more gameplay.

    Not that it isn't worth the 1200.. It's just perspective.



    it's 5 bucks. What you gonna buy with that, a croissant?

  13. CosmicCastaway says:

    $15 dollars is very reasonable, I don't get why people are complaining. Some retail games are shorter than this will be and people will pay $60 for those games.

    Anyway, October 12th is going to be eagerly awaited. I'm going to get this game the second it is put on the PSN.

  14. George says:

    $15 dollars for a episodic game isn't very resonable. A standalone title, it is.

    The issue with the pricing is that it has been shown, if you charge too much for a episode, it might mean the rest of the series won't pan out the way they want it.

    There are a few games in the history of the format that suggest this. The PSN/XBLA Penny Arcade RPG titles, which was suppose to be 3 eps, but only released 2 due to poor sales of the first two. When they came out they cost 15 each.

    I can also point at Shenmue, which was suppose to be 16 "chapters".

  15. CosmicCastaway says:

    I think it's safe to say though that there is at least one more episode of Sonic 4 in development.

  16. crackdude says:

    Like if Penny Arcade was supposed to sell as much as Sonic.

  17. George says:

    I never said they were, just using it as an example of gamers being cheap to buy a RPG for 15 dollars.

  18. crackdude says:

    It isn't a reference. It was wa-a-ay overpriced.

    Sonic4 isn't overpriced. It just isn't cheap.

  19. AshleyAshes says:

    4×3 stages for $15, when Sonic 1 had 6×3 stages for $60?

    …Yeah I don't see the issue here.

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