Sonic 4’s Episode Metal game length revealed?

Sonic 4 rep and on-again-off-again moustache wearer Ken Balough has possibly revealed Episode Metal’s length. Ken spoke of Episode Metal in an interview and stated the following: “You’re going to unlock about 25% more game”. This percentage is interesting. Does Ken mean that Episode Metal is 25% the size of Episode 1? Episode 1 consisted of 17 acts. 25% of 17 is 4.25 acts. Episode Metal’s teaser promised “Four Exclusive Levels”. So with this in mind, Episode Metal might actually end up being shorter than a typical Sonic 4 episode. It could consist of four reworked acts/levels, each act taking place within a different zone. Either the four zones found in Episode 1, or three Episode 1 zones and Stardust Speedway or an Episode 2 zone. Fans disappointed in this news may be happy to hear that Ken also revealed “there’s more cutscenes in Episode Metal than all of Episode 2”. So while Episode Metal may be short, it will have a good deal of story. Also, it’s basically free so don’t complain!

Update: Another video interview appeared that reinforces that Episode Metal will be four zones with one act per zone. You can view the full interview below. Episode Metal is talked about at the 4:50 mark.

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7 responses to “Sonic 4’s Episode Metal game length revealed?

  1. Scott says:

    Hurry the F*ck up May!!

  2. TimeWalker says:

    Well, at least this makes the game a bit more content with 21 acts now. And because it’s free, I really don’t mind if it’s “only” 4 acts long.

  3. sth88 says:

    Can’t say I’m upset at this news, since I’m getting it all at no extra cost anyway.

  4. Exu says:

    I’d already surmised the four exclusive levels would be all of Ep. Metal, perfectly happy with that to be honest. More would be nice, but since it’s an extra I’m not that fussed.

    Plus, potential Stardust Speedway revisit. Can’t argue with that.

  5. Sega Uranus says:

    Just four levels total? What is the point of even making the content if it will be that short? I was completely content with Episode Metal just being a reskinned character model with the boss acts changed into something else. It just seems like a waste…

    Also, the video proves how pathetic the homing attack concept is in 2D games. Normal Sonic fans understand how the concept works fine enough, but literally every reason she messed up was due to the homing attack.

    And springs everywhere again. What ever happened to level design?

    Still looking forward to the full game, I guess. Episode Metal seems super lame now, but I like the idea if nothing else.

  6. SkyBlue says:

    Sounds cool to give us a playable Metal Sonic for free, although I see the Zone is more like a modern version of Aquatic Ruin rather then an all new zone never seen before.

    Still, I’ll get this game.

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