Sonic 4: Episode II to be Optimized for 3D?

Sonic 4: Episode II to be Optimized for 3D?

by September 28, 2011

Break Out Your Glasses…Or Your 3DS

News tipster Woun tells us of a new interview with Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka with Japanese website Inside Games that raises the possibility of the next Sonic 4 episode incorporating 3D capabilities.

We don’t think we’re talking about 3D gameplay itself, though.  We’re talking about 3D effects, like those seen on the 3DS, or on XBOX360 and PS3 with the proper equipment.  Take a look at the roughly translated quote, and decide for yourself:

Specifically, “Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II” has begun production was not only the style of today continue a 3D Sonic, “and that this gonna?” 3D-like and be surprised We wanted to make an action.

The original interview is here if you wish to draw your own conclusions.  Sega has been very mum on Episode II, choosing instead to focus on Generations, so something like this may be the tip of a coming iceberg after Generations.  Could 3D effects mean we see Episode II on the 3DS in some form, for example?  It’s hard to tell on this alone, but we will stay on top of things.  Thanks to Woun for tipping us.  If you have news to share, be sure to share it with us by clicking Send News Tips at the top of every page.