Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1
Sonic 4: Episode 1 Release Date Rushes In
Written Tuesday, September 28, 2010 By Richard Walker
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Sonic the Hedgehog 4 is taking the blue spiky one back to his old school roots with an episodic adventure, the first dose of which will be heading on to the PlayStation Network very soon.

Sonic 4: Episode 1 will release on October 12th in North America according to IGN, with other territories following on October 13th. Apprently it will retail for £9.99/€12.99/$14.99/AU$19.95. Ouch. 

SEGA hasn't confirmed how many Sonic 4 episodes it has planned yet, so this could get expensive.


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Comment #1 by Demongel
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 05:53:43 AM
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Thought it was supposed to be $5.00...o well gonna get it anyway :) love sonic

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Comment #2 by Reirid
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 06:05:34 AM
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£9.99 is alot for a game like this :s i bet there will be loads of episodes too.

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Comment #3 by ItaChuPR
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 06:37:25 AM
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Comment #4 by Imbecility
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 06:44:08 AM
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That's at least $5 too much. I will not get this game unless the price drops. It would seem that the $15-mark is becoming the standard; well, they're not getting my money!

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Comment #5 by dane83
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 06:58:27 AM
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WOW. looks amazing in hd. I am sooooo buying this. My childhood days of playing sonic will return oh yes. Always loved sonic over that little stupid moustached italian plumber lol

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Comment #6 by kdrcraig
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 07:07:09 AM
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That's a bit steep for an episode, I might wait until the price comes down.

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Comment #7 by Jimbo76
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 07:14:20 AM
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10 quid for an episode? say there are 4 episodes that's 40 quid! don't know about that. looks good though.

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Comment #8 by chris21
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 07:25:48 AM
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Not be getting it till the price drops. All together it will cost as much as a new retail game. It cost a wee bit more than Fallout New Vegas lol. I think I know which is worth the money.

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Comment #9 by sdg657
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 07:26:45 AM
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I was actually finally interested In Sonic 4....

but like everyone else here and on the 360 site, I'll pass until the price lowers

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Comment #10 by Azaria
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 07:33:39 AM
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I just hope the extra episodes don't cost a full $15. Cos there's probably gonna be quite a few, and if they don't ad up to a Platinum in the end, it's just an expensive PSN game. I'll still get it, cos I love Sonic, but I won't be happy! *grumble*

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Comment #11 by Stoked
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 07:47:30 AM
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sega this is why u always fail like the good old day when u made us buy a console and when u realesead something new you had to get the whole new thing

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Comment #12 by Overkill
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 07:58:55 AM
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I love sonic and all, but if I want to play it that bad I'll rent sonic's ultimate genesis collection... again.

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Comment #13 by 8BitArtist
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 08:01:48 AM
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here is segas shitty plan. make shitty sonic games for years and years. finally give the fans what they want, a side scrolling back to basics sonic. completely ass rape them in price because they die hard fans are starved for a new good sonic game.

good job sega. you would have made more money making this $10 instead of making it $20. $20! are you serious?! for a game that you could probably beat in 5 hours. no thanks. go pound sand.

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Comment #14 by BobbyLight
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 08:14:37 AM
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Not getting it for that price. Episodic means small games. Small games means you aren't getting 15 bucks worth. Sega really has done some confusing shit lately.

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Comment #15 by johnnyhotrocks
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 08:54:00 AM
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noway at that price and not if there are going to be 3 or 4 more to come.
think i'll wait for a price drop or a bluray of the full game when and if it ever gets a release like pain and a few others did.

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Comment #16 by Deviant Vanguard
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 08:56:55 AM
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For only 1 episode? Go fuck yourself $EGA.

I doubt this will be worth that much, I was willing to pay around £4-6 for it.

Don't even know how many episodes there are. Could end up paying 30-40 for a bloody side scrolling platformer.

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Comment #17 by dante_kinkade
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 09:35:14 AM
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That is nuts, unless the price of it lets you get the other episodes for free when they come out that is, otherwise I doubt many people are going to get it till it drops $5 or $10.

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Comment #18 by Mecha Buu
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 09:53:11 AM
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Well, the price seems fair enough. Looking at the comments, I see we already have a couple of members complaining already. So you're willing to pay little money for Hannah Montana and big money for Hasbro Family Games. Yes, those had a platinum (oh!), but if some members were to pay for those games, then you shouldn't be complain about paying for Soinc 4 part 1. Also it's hard to believe the game will be 19.95 sinced most stuff in the PSN store sell for $__.99. I've never seen something with 95 cents in it.

Oh well. Have fun, guys.

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Comment #19 by hayzink
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 10:12:45 AM
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whats to say this wont be the same kind of size as sonic 3 which was not that short of a game, then it will be worth £10.

no one has actually said this would be a small game.

stop jumping the gun everyone until someone has actually finished it and given people an idea of playtime.

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Comment #20 by Flames
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 10:59:28 AM
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Im a sonic fan but that much for 1 episode im out
Ill wait then & keep playing Sonic Adventure for now

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Comment #21 by dw1986
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 11:02:16 AM
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£10???? I could get the Mega Drive Collection (which has Sonic 1,2 and 3) for the same price.

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Comment #22 by Catscan93
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 11:07:20 AM
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I'll stick to Sonic Adventures tah very much. Atleast that's worth the money.

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Comment #23 by KneeKnee
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 11:17:19 AM
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Not buying any of these for that price. I'll be waiting for a 1/2 price sale before I consider buying any - or at least, a bundle for a deep discount.

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Comment #24 by McFrenzy_II
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 11:28:02 AM
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hmmm, I was considering buying it, but euro's is a bit much, I'll be waiting for a nice bundle and a huge price drop.

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Comment #25 by olcadan
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 11:38:03 AM
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to be honest sonic has had bad games but i dont mind paying £10 for a series thats proven its worth again and again

to me there is no price for a series thats priceless

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Comment #26 by Max-EAG
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 11:45:50 AM
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€12.99 is ok for me, I expected a €15.

I'll just wait to see how many levels will be available in this episode before buying it.

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Comment #27 by nuk
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 11:57:01 AM
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i'll get it if the reviews are good

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Comment #28 by RotaryRex
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 12:27:21 PM
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To anyone who buys this your a bloody idiot!!

I say we should all boycott SEGA as a community unless we wanna see prices like this on a regular basis! We have already seen price hikes on the psn for psn titles, i think this maybe a partnered stunt between SEGA and SONY (M$) if sonic sells well at this ridiculous price maybe we will see all psn titles at this price mark.

Think for once we should all act like a community and boycott this shit, price is ridiculous for a start and for a series/franchise that has continued to fail and dissapoint there is no way in hell this should be priced as it is.

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Comment #29 by Puppet Master
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 12:30:15 PM
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Going to pass wanted this originally but between how long it's taken to release and the price my interest has died bit by bit. Maybe whent he price eventually lowers but for now not a chance.

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Comment #30 by jphw
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 12:49:06 PM
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Its Gonna be to difficult to pass this up im still gonna get it and well the people who wont pay £9.99 for this most likely bought the CODMW2 map packs for £11.99.

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Comment #31 by HappyNoodleBoi
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 01:29:59 PM
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Maybe if I see Tails or Knuckles in a co-op then I will gladly pay $20.00! Until then Sega...

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Comment #32 by Lord Doomstorm
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 02:35:50 PM
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ill buy it cause i want the trophies but 15$ is a little much sega. dont try and screw up sonics chance to be a decent game again!!!

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Comment #33 by x4Dennis24
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 03:03:05 PM
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i love the puns they put for the titles on these news updates lol

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Comment #34 by raz_lintu
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 05:55:13 PM
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£10 :| fuck that, just not worth it

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Comment #35 by Delta_Dave13
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 06:59:08 PM
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Aussies are getting ripped off again. With the Australian dollar getting closer and closer to the US dollar why the hell do I have to pay 5 bucks extra?????

On top of that the Australian dollar is getting more for the british pound also, definitely more than 50p.

When will they stop ripping off Aussie gamers, i want to see what they do when the Australian dollar is going dollar for dollar against the US. Last time i checked it was 96 cents.

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Comment #36 by Cloud AC
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 11:53:09 PM
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As much as I love Sonic, they must be fucking crazy if they think I'm gonna pay €12.99 for an episodic game. I'll just wait for a cheap bundle...

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Comment #37 by Colon_Commando
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 01:06:35 AM
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The episodes better be much cheaper. And why release it just before Fallout?

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Comment #38 by Tetsaru
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 01:42:37 AM
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Well, at least I know a specific release date now. Could've sworn I heard it was $10 U.S. elsewhere though... guess we'll find out soon enough. I just hope the game is as good as the old ones were, because I've REALLY wanted to play a GOOD Sonic game for a while.

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Comment #39 by Klart
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 03:10:05 AM
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At all the prices dissers: you don't know what's in the package at this time!

I'll wait for the reviews.

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Comment #40 by EpicR3volver88
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 @ 03:45:39 AM
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XD but really i thought it was gona be like 5 or 9 bucks and this is only for ep.1 T_T psh

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Game Info
Sonic Team


US October 12, 2010
Europe October 13, 2010
Japan October 13, 2010

Players: 1
ESRB: Everyone
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