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Sonic 4 Episode 2 on Android: Powered by NVIDIA

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II (Android)

Those of you who are, or will be, enjoying Sonic 4: Episode 2 on your Android mobile device powered by the Tegra chipset, take heart: We’ve done our best to make sure the game is infused with the very best graphical power available!

Using technology we can only assume was derived from Blast Processing, NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 chipset technology is currently powering Sonic 4: Episode 2. Using the same assets for this version as on consoles, the game has exceptional resolution and runs at a lovely 30 frames per second.*

You can check the game out right now via Google Play — head here to find out more!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.sonic4ep2thd&hl=en

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II (Android)

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II (Android)

*This may be important to know later on. Hmm……

 
   
   
 

Play Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II with SEGA

Sonic 4 Episode II - Zone 4 Act 3

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II has been out for about a week now (depending on your platform of choice), and judging by the flurry of activity in our forums and elsewhere online, many of you have been playing it a lot! Well, now’s your chance to play some co-op with us!

We’ll be holding a “Play with SEGA” event for Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II this coming Friday, May 25th. Here are all the details you need to know:

  • We will be online Friday, May 25th from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM US Pacific Time.
  • We will be playing on Xbox Live only
  • Because of how Xbox’s networks are setup, we are only able to play with people based in North America (sorry, friends around the world!)
  • In order to accommodate as many people as possible, we will only play one act with each person.

Below are the gamertags that we will be using for the event. Please note that these are special gamertags set up for this event. Although the people listed below are scheduled to play, things may change based on workload (people have jobs to do!), schedules, or technical issues.

SEGA Ken – Ken Balough, Sonic 4 Brand Manager

SEGA Eric – Eric Ruud, Associate Online Manager

SEGA Craig – Craig Harris, Affiliate Marketing Manager

SEGA Alben – Alben Pedroso, Sonic 4 Episode II Producer

SEGA Ethan – Ethan Einhorn, Director of Developer Relations/Creative Director

SEGA SamM – Sam Mullen, Localization Producer

SEGA Julian – Julian Mehlfeld, Community Manager

SEGA Aaron – Aaron Webber, Associate Brand Manager

Other accounts you may see online are SEGA Frank and SEGA Kellie, but there is nobody scheduled to play with these gamertags at this time. (Again, that may change!)

 

We hope you can play some Sonic 4 Episode II with us !

 
   
   
 

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II Launches, True Blue Initiative Returns!

Sonic 4 Episode II - Zone 4 Act 3

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II begins rolling out today! This new entry in the Sonic 4 storyline has the iconic blue hedgehog taking on two legendary rivals with the help of one of his oldest friends, Miles “Tails” Prower. Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II is available today on the PlayStation Network and Steam for $14.99/€12.99/£9.99/AUD$18.25. It will be available tomorrow on Xbox LIVE Arcade for 1200 points, as well as NVidia Tegra 3 powered devices on Android for $6.99/ AUD$7.49/€5.49/ £4.99. On 17th May, it will be available for iPhone and iPad on the iTunes App Store for $6.99/ AUD$7.49/€5.49/ £4.99.

Sonic 4 Episode 2 - Zone 4 Boss

Sonic 4 Episode II is very special because we’ve integrated community feedback into the game.” said Haruki Satomi, Senior Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America. “We have some of the most loyal and dedicated fans and I hope they enjoy this next chapter in the Sonic 4 saga.”

Sonic 4 Episode 2 - Zone 4 Boss

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II also offers players who have purchased Sonic the Hedgehog™ 4 Episode I the exclusive chance to experience Episode Metal, a special unlockable story available to anyone who owns both titles on the same platform. Lead one of our hero’s greatest foes, Metal Sonic, across four reworked Acts from Episode I to learn more about how he survived the events at the end of Sonic CD.

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Sonic 4 Episode II and Episode Metal will also be coming to all other Android Device systems this June, and Windows Mobile Phones by this July. For more information about the game, visit http://www.sonicthehedgehog4.com/.

Sonic 4 Episode II - Zone 4 Act 2

The True Blue Initiative, Episode II

When Episode I launched, we wanted to pay a special thank-you tribute to everyone who purchased multiple copies of the game. We called it the True Blue Initiative, and it’s back for Episode II!

Anyone who picks up two or more versions of the game will be included in a special video, featuring me and Ken Balough, to be posted on the SEGA America YouTube channel, the SEGA Blog, The SEGA forums, the Sonic Facebook, and the SEGA Twitter. This will be a sort of MVP list that will document all of the fans out there who went above and beyond to help support the game. (Rumor has it that interested parties may also request that Ken present his thank you in Spanish, and he will actually do so. Es loco!)

Those fans who have the determination to grab four versions of the game will also be in the video, but as a special bonus thank you, will also receive a mini-poster featuring artwork from Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II that is signed by the Sonic 4 team at SEGA of America. Pretty awesome!

Here are the details:

  • There are 5 platforms eligible for this – XBLA, PSN, PC, iOS, and Android.
  • You must submit a screenshot of your purchase receipt of the 2 or 4 versions. You can private message them to me on the SEGA forums or submit them by email to communityteam@sega.com with the subject line “True Blue Initiative”. (JPGs are our preferred image type.)
  • Please include the name you’d like us to mention in the video (and a pronunciation guide to your name, if you think that would help us).
  • If you are submitting receipts for 4 games, please also send us your full name, mailing address, telephone number (required for shipment), and the name you’d like us to personalize your mini-poster with when we sign it.
  • You have until 10:00 AM Pacific Time on Friday, June 15th to submit your receipts.
  • For XBLA, you need to show us your purchase history that contains Episode II. Instructions for accessing your purchase history are below. Screenshots or photos of this are acceptable.

    If you want to see a history of items that you’ve purchased, go to Purchase History and sign in with your Windows Live ID (email address and password).

    You can also view your Xbox LIVE purchase history on your console. Here’s how:

    1. On your console, sign in using your Xbox LIVE gamertag.
    2. Go to Settings, and then select Account.
    3. Select Download History.
    4. The items that you’ve downloaded are shown.

The wait is over! Go play some Sonic 4 Episode II, and thanks for being True Blue fans!

 
   
   
 

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II With Metal Lock-On Revealed

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Attention Sonic the Hedgehog 4 fans! Episode Metal, a special unlock able story, will be available exclusively to players who have purchased both Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I and Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II on the same platform.

In Episode Metal, you’ll experience an all-new adventure that bridges the gap between Sonic CD and Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II! Take control of Sonic’s greatest rival, Metal Sonic, across four reworked Acts from Episode I as he rebuilds himself to challenge Sonic once again in Episode II!   

Sonic 4 Episode II, and Episode Metal, will be available on May 16 for Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 (1200 points), and on May 15 for PlayStation Network ($14.99), PC Digital Download ($14.99), Android Devices, iOS systems, and Windows Mobile Phones.

Check out the newest trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II and Episode Metal below!

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Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II – Avatar Items

Need a little more Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II in your Xbox avatar’s life? Starting today, it can all be yours!

All items listed below are available worldwide. Prices are listed in MSP.

Apparel

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II - Avatar Items

Sonic 4 Episode II T-Shirt – Pick up the official Episode II T-Shirt and get ready for an all-new chapter in the Sonic 4 saga! 80 MSP. Male and female avatar versions.

Sonic Hoodie – Featuring the hedgehog’s iconic blue color and spikes, don this Sonic stylized hoodie in celebration of Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II! 240 MSP, unisex.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II - Avatar Items

Tails Hoodie – Take a lesson in style from Sonic’s high flying pal with this stylized Tails hoodie! 240 MSP, unisex.

Metal Sonic Helmet – Being bad never looked so good! Strike fear into the hearts of your rivals with this Metal Sonic Helmet! 240 MSP, unisex.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II - Avatar Items

Tails Costume – Touch the sky as Miles “Tails” Prower and join Sonic in his fight against Metal Sonic and Dr. Eggman in Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II! 320 MSP, male and female versions.

Props

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II - Avatar Items

Metal Sonic Toy – Metal Sonic is back and ready for action in Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II. Race around your own, miniature Metal Sonic with this remote controlled toy! 240 MSP, unisex.

Drawstring Tails Plushie – Up, up, and away! Inspired by Sonic’s longtime friend, take to the skies with the Drawstring Tails Plushie! 240 MSP, unisex.

Badnik Duo Toy – Featuring two brand new badniks from Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II, check out the playful side of Dr. Eggman’s creations with the Badnik Duo Toy! 240 MSP, unisex.

Capsule Toy – Save a captured critter from being turned into one of Dr. Eggman’s badniks with your own Capsule! 240 MSP, unisex.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II - Avatar Items

Sonic 4 Episode II Game Cartridge – Add on to your Sega Genesis collection with the Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II Game Cartridge!  240 MSP, unisex.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II - Avatar Items

Half-Pipe Special Stage – Race like Sonic through the Special Stage half pipes of Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II and collect your own Chaos Emerald! 240 MSP, unisex.

 

Get your avatar items now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   
   
 

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II – Concept Art Friday

We’re revealing new concept art for Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II, so you can get a sneak peek at what we’ve got in store for you! This week, we’re taking a look at a level element called the Strange Relief.

strange relief

Don’t forget to check the Sonic Facebook page for one additional piece of concept art!

Starting next week, we’re going to take a break from posting concept art. But don’t fret… we’ve got some exciting stuff coming up. Stay tuned!

 
   
   
 

New Screens for Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Continuing our coverage from last week’s digital events, we’ve got new screens for Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II. Enjoy!

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

 
   
   
 

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II – Concept Art Friday

We’re revealing new concept art for Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II each Friday, so you can get a sneak peek at what we’ve got in store for you! This week, we’re taking a request from Facebook user Jose Portela, who last week predicted that our next concept art would be of a tree branch.

 

a helpful suggestion

We’ve taken his ever-so-helpful suggestion, and so this week, we’re showing you concept art of some grass and tree-related level design elements.

levelDon’t forget to check the Sonic Facebook page for one additional piece of concept art (spoiler: it’s a tree)!

 
   
   
 

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II – Concept Art Friday

We’re revealing new concept art for Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II each Friday, so you can get a sneak peek at what we’ve got in store for you! This week, we’re taking a look at the Ring Shooter.

Ring Shooter

Don’t forget to check the Sonic Facebook page for one additional piece of concept art!

 
   
   
 

More Screens for Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Hot on the heels of the trailer and concept art we posted this morning, here are some additional screens for Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II. Enjoy!

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

 
   
   
 


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