Sonic 4 Episode 2 is being built for multicore mobile phones

SEGA has just has released a press release which gives us a hint at what kind of game we can expect for Sonic 4 Episode 2. The game is being built for multicore mobile phones, and SEGA is working with nvidia on a version for the worlds first Quadcore mobile phone processor for android.

This news personally has me really excited. It’s great to see that SEGA is putting so much concern for quality for Episode 2. For those who don’t know, the TEGRA quadcore processor is capable of running XBOX 360 and PS3 style games.

Hit the jump for the press release

SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. today announced a New Year’s resolution that’s sure to please gamers worldwide: the iconic blue hedgehog will be making his 2D return in Sonic the Hedgehog™ 4 Episode II in 2012. Following the award-winning success of Episode I, which took the world by storm in 2010, Sonic will continue his journey through the epic Sonic 4 saga on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network, and mobile platforms including the App Store, Android Market and Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone 7.

Fans have been eagerly anticipating the next episode in Sonic’s new side-scrolling adventure, and SEGA has been listening closely to their feedback. Armed with all-new character animations and a completely reworked physics engine, Episode II will expand the Sonic 4 storyline with new areas to speed through and new challenges to face. For a sneak peek at what’s in store, including the arrival of a certain high-flying, twin-tailed pal who’s sure to be of assistance, check out the all-new teaser trailer here.

“After twenty years in action, it’s clear that Sonic hasn’t slowed down one bit,” said Haruki Satomi, Senior Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America. “The first entry in the Sonic 4 saga was a major success. We’ve listened to the fans and been hard at work making sure we recapture that same spirit of fun in Episode II. We hope the fans will enjoy it.”

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II will support Android mobile devices powered by the NVIDIA® Tegra® mobile processor. It will be available on the Android Market and featured on the Tegra Zone app. In addition, SEGA and NVIDIA are working closely together to develop an even more enhanced version for Tegra 3, the world’s first quad-core mobile processor.


11 responses to “Sonic 4 Episode 2 is being built for multicore mobile phones

  1. Suzuki Yu says:

    Awesome … Awesome news
    Hedgehog Engine and Sonic Team?? 😀

  2. genocidex says:

    Once again, Sega is on the forefront of gaming trailblazing the mobile gaming revolution.

    Comparing the processor inside 3DS to Tegra 3 is like comparing a fancy calculator to a mid-range desktop CPU, lol.

    This is the future…a future where mobile far surpasses and antiquates traditional mobile gaming devices like 3DS with its horrible way out of date technology.

    And you don’t have to look like an emotionally stunted loser playing your Tegra 3 quad core device in public..

  3. CrazyTails says:

    I really dont care about the technicalities. Sonic 4 doesnt have to look quad core quality to me (akin to sonic generations). The artstyle is far more important to me.

  4. iSEGA says:

    Soo the iPhone 4S will be required to run this game?

  5. Sharky says:

    Sega should totally make their own gaming tablet… It would be like Sega going back into hardware.

    Put all of Segas classics on it and I would buy it.

  6. Emmett The Crab says:

    It’s a real slap in the face to Nintendo. A cell phone can handle this game, but the Wii can’t. 🙂

    • teirusu says:

      emmet cuote:It’s a real slap in the face to Nintendo. A cell phone can handle this game, but the Wii can’t. 🙂
      that means that sonic 4 episode 2 its going to be more powerfull than sonic 4 episode 1

  7. natsume says:

    a PS vita version will be welcome.

  8. sonicplayer says:

    so much for a 3ds release, but i have a 360 and pretty games are (usually) better in terms of framerate, sound, and graphics

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