Sega has finally realized what gamers want, a straight-up Sonic game. People don’t want to play as fuzzy little pink balls of fur in Mari0 64-esque rip offs.
It took Sega countless years to finally realize that not every game translates well into 3D, hence this nostalgic trip into Sonic’s Sega Genesis past.
According to Destructoid the game will feature CG pre-rendered graphics, not totally sure what that means but from the screen shots i’ve seen the graphics have a classic yet refined feel to them.
The sweet spin dash, rolling attack and homing attack are returning. One previously unannounced fourth move will be features in the game as well. Lets hope it doesn’t turn sonic into a werewolf.
I liked Sonic 3 on the Gensis, back then there was nothing out there like it. I think i’m probably one of the few people out there that was a bigger fan of Sonic games than Nintendo’s Mario franchise. I hope Sega finally gets it right after 16 years of crap. Sonic 4: Episode 1 will be available on Xbox Live, The Playstation Network and WiiWare with an expected release date of sometime this summer.