Sonic 4 News: Metal Sonic playable in episode 1, sand zone revealed and release dates!

Gamespot’s On the Spot internet show has just revealed that Metal Sonic will be playable in Sonic 4 Episode 1. Dubbed “Episode Metal”, the new play mode will be unlocked for owners of both episodes. Episode Metal promises: a playable Metal Sonic (duh), four exclusive levels and promises that fans will “discover the rebirth of Metal Sonic”. So a Sonic CD side story, perhaps? Ken Balough likened it to Sonic & Knuckles Lock-On technology. The episode 1 stages are reworked and are promised to bridge the gap between Sonic CD and Sonic 4. The show also revealed a new trailer showing off a sand zone that up until now was only seen in a single screen leaked on XBOX.com. Release dates were also given for the game: May 15th – PS3, May 16th – Xbox 360, May – PC, iOSn Tegra devices, June – Android, July – Windows phone. You can view the full video here, skip to 29:00.

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9 responses to “Sonic 4 News: Metal Sonic playable in episode 1, sand zone revealed and release dates!

  1. stevetheman90 says:

    This is perhaps the greatest thing ever

    • I know, right? I’m pumped for Episode Metal. More so than Episode 2, to be honest. I’m hoping it kicks off at Stardust Speedway and ends at Sylvania Castle, connecting CD and 4.

    • stevetheman90 says:

      There making up for the crappy skin of Metal Sonic they gave us in Sonic Adventure DX. Yea I will love to see how they make the connection between the number series and CD. Its great that CD has been getting the attention it deserves.

  2. Emmett The Crab says:

    Neat idea. Way to go SEGA!

  3. tenchibr says:

    That’s great PR for SEGA.

  4. crackdude says:

    Is this freaking Dust Hill??

  5. sonicplayer says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RavFGPBn9lQ
    it had to be done look at metal sonic in lost labrinth zone in the trailer

  6. sonicplayer says:

    possible names: Desert Refinery Zone, Sand Refinery Zone Sandy oil field Zone

  7. Hitrax says:

    So wait, does this mean that it Episode 2 revamps up Episode 1 a bit also to fit better with the improved Episode 2?
    Also does it join directly with Episode 1 in a way that we don’t have to load the games up separately?

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