SEGA’s dropped the first tidbits on the successor to last year’s retro-tastic Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I, suggesting the sequel will incorporate a heap of “really great ideas.”
That’s according to brand manager Ken Balough, who has been answering fan questions over on the official SEGA website. Apparently, the firm’s been soaking up criticism on Episode I, and is keen to improve on things with the follow-up.
"SoA and SoE are both giving feedback and input on Episode II. Episode I did very well for SEGA commercially, and thanks to everyone's support, we definitely have a lot of traction going into Episode II," wrote Balough.
"This usually means better budgets, etc. That said – I see a lot of really great ideas going into the next installment."
"I certainly cannot deny there were some elements that could have been done better – and I could say that about most games I've worked on," he continued, adding, "That's why Episode II gives us that opportunity to address them (or as much as possible)."
As for a release date, Balough wouldn’t divulge any specific info as to when we can expect to get our mitts on the sequel, merely offering, "You definitely wont have to wait years and years a la Duke Nukem Forever.”