Iizuka Eying 2012 Release for Sonic 4: Episode II

Iizuka Eying 2012 Release for Sonic 4: Episode II

by August 23, 2011

But “Can’t Say” Status of Episode III

While speaking to Eurogamer, Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka dropped a big hint as to when we may see the next installment of the episodic Sonic the Hedgehog 4.

“…Moving forward to 2012, Sonic will still be going, so I’d hope to provide Episode 2 then,” Iizuka said.

That will make the road to Episode II longer than it already is; the potential now exists for two years to pass between releases.  Iizuka told Eurogamer that is deliberate, with much recent effort going toward Sonic Generations.

“We knew about the anniversary year, and (Sonic) Generations was planned way in advance,” he continued.  “It was always our plan to release Episode 2 after Generations.”

But Eurogamer suggests Episode II may be the last of Sonic’s experiments into the digital fray.  Iizuka himself doesn’t seem sure of a third installment either.

“We can’t say if there’s going to be Episode 3 or not,” Iizuka explained.

Sega, for their part, didn’t say anything to supplement Iizuka’s remarks.