The reboot of the Sonic The Hedgehog franchise, which arrived last year in the form of Sonic 4: Episode 1, appears to have done well enough that Sega is proceeding with Episode 2 in the series. With no news about the future of the next Episode till now, many wondered if the first Episode was commercially successful enough for Sega to green light the next chapter in the series.
Apparently, those that have worried that it was not going to happen can rest easy, as Ken Balough who is the brand manager for Sonic 4 recently said in a post on the Sega forums that “…early development is moving forward.” In addition, Balough admitted that some of the elements of the first episode could have been better; and they will focus on smoothing out some of those rough edges this time around.
While Balough did not confirm how many episodes were planned for Sonic 4, we can likely expect a release on the Xbox 360, Wii, and PlayStation 3 again this time around. No time line was given as to when we can expect it to be released, however.