“Four Unique Zones,” “All New Game Engine” Also Promised
In addition to the ten screenshots from Sonic 4: Episode II released on Microsoft’s XBOX.com today–perhaps by mistake, perhaps not–there were also tidbits added to the product page that are noteworthy.
The biggest thing, perhaps, is that in-game co-op, presumably between Sonic and Tails, is confirmed, both for offline and online play. Given the nature of the overview and it harkening back to Sonic 2, which we’ve relayed in part below, it appears Tails will be a playable standalone character as well. We’ve accentuated the important material in bold:
Following the events of Episode I, Metal Sonic has returned to form a formidable alliance with Dr. Eggman! To face this new threat, Sonic will have to call upon an old friend to help him save the day! Joined by Tails, utilise ingenious combination moves and race across four brand new Zones, in order to put an end to their evil plans! Play alone, or with a friend locally (and online), in an evolution of Sonic 2’s collaborative gameplay! Unleash Sonic and Tails’ devastating joint attacks and combination moves to fight the united force of Metal Sonic and Dr. Eggman. Episode II features an all new game engine,bringing you updated physics and an original graphical style as you race through four unique Zones and a new Special Stage.
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