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SEGA dates Sonic the Hedgehog 4

SEGA has staple-gunned a North American release date to Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1, confirming the hotly anticipated platformer will be released on PlayStation Network on October 12. A European launch will follow the next day.

Sonic’s latest outing will set you back $14.99 USD/£9.99 GBP and marks the series’ return to the classic side-scrolling antics of the speedy hedgehog’s 16-bit glory days on the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive.

The game was previously slated for a summer 2010 release but was pushed back to allow for more development time.