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Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Races to WiiWare on October 11th

Posted by James Newton

WiiWare gets it before XBLA and PSN

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode One will come to WiiWare on Monday October 11th with a European release to follow on Friday October 15th. The game will cost 1500 Points, as previously claimed by Nintendo Power.

WiiWare will also receive the game before Xbox 360 and PS3 owners, if only by a matter of days.

Our crack team of hedgehog experts is gearing up to tackle a full and honest review of Sonic the Hedgehog 4.

[via uk.wii.ign.com]

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Noire

#3

Noire said:

Crack team of hedgehog experts, lol.

Don't sell yourself too highly, James. :P

haha honesty haha

zezhyrule

#5

zezhyrule said:

Eh, I'll just get it on PSN. HD FTW!

Besides, how could you buy a Sonic the Hedgehog game on a Nintendo platform!? Sega does what Nintendon't. :O

/me goes to play a Genesis

Punny

#6

Punny said:

Wow! Sonic 4 comes out the week after Shantae: Risky's Revenge! Sweet. :)

Platypus

#8

Platypus said:

Man October is like National Wii month we have a bunch of cool games coming out.

Unca_LzStaff

#9

Unca_Lz said:

What difference will HD make on a 2D platformer that's supposed to look like a classic? :D

James

#10

James said:

I'm buying this on US WiiWare and EU XBLA. Monday is my day off from my job as well. It's like it was meant to be! :'(

I believe Corbie will be playing this one as well. Man I hope it's good...

Monix2598

#12

Monix2598 said:

I am getting this for free. a friend is going gift this to me since he owes me 20 bucks. i told him this will pay it off.

Ristar42

#13

Ristar42 said:

@James, I'm also really hoping this will be great - The Megadrive original is one of my favourite ever games, along with OutRun.

Hokori

#15

Hokori said:

Yah if I learn 2marow that the 3DS comes next year, ill get this Right Away... and yes on a NINTENDO CONSOLE, thats NOT HD :P

James

#16

James said:

@Ristar42 Ristar's a favourite too, presumably ;)

I've been trying my best not to see too much on this one in the way of screenshots, trailers, levels etc. so I'm hoping it'll be as fresh to me as when I played Sonic 1 in 1991. We'll soon find out!

Delso

#17

Delso said:

These wiiware games come out so fast, They update them like once a week, I want so many of them!!:):P

WolfRamHeart

#18

WolfRamHeart said:

The price has really put a damper on my enthusiasm for this game. I won't be getting it until later on but I do hope that the game turns out to be good. I know a lot of diehard fans, like James, have been waiting a really long time for this game.

zezhyrule

#19

zezhyrule said:

@lz: ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD!

Like...You know, that blurry spot right there, it's clear on the PS3

Delso

#21

Delso said:

@James
wow, your obsession for this game is like my obsession of Zelda! Every time I beat one, I can t wait for the next one to come out!!!:)

James

#22

James said:

Sonic the Hedgehog was the first video game I ever played. I used to collect the comics, toys, cans, merchandise - this Mario fan had nothing on me.

I am unfathomably excited about this.

she_gamer

#23

she_gamer said:

1500 points... does anyone know how many levels there will be?Just want to make sure it's worth it.

Delso

#25

Delso said:

@James
IK what you mean, I am only 15 so when the gamecube came out, i was pretty little, my cousin had one and the game sonic adventure 2 battle, and when we were at eachothers houses that is all we played thought and talked about! That started my nintendo life! :)

CorbsAdmin

#26

Corbs said:

I'll be getting the XBLA version of this baby. J Man and I have been waiting long on this one. :D

James

#29

James said:

@Delso I was your age when the Dreamcast came out, and seeing Sonic Adventure for the first time was a real eye-opener. I imagine it was the same for you with Sonic Adventure 2! Great way to kick off your Nintendo account though :)

@Corbs I can't believe the day is nearly here. Then I can start pestering Sega for that Shining Force sequel they owe me :D

Delso

#31

Delso said:

Anyone from a different country: do you pay the same amount of money in you kind of money for the wiipoints, i was just wandering, the thought popped in

sonic_brawler95

#32

sonic_brawler95 said:

Along with James, I'm a huge Sonic fan, so knowing that this game is coming out sooner than I thought is a godsend. :)

Splat

#34

Splat said:

I have not got a Wii Ware came in awhile do to the fact that they are always so short, I mean if thye have online play then I will since you get the replay value but if not blah...

CorbsAdmin

#35

Corbs said:

While you're at it, tell them to get to work on Phantasy Star V as well. And tell them to hurry, I'm not getting any younger. :D

Delso

#39

Delso said:

Hey Sonic Lovers.... not singling any one out;)
I didn't know if you had heard of sonic colours, that game looked really cool, for ds and wii

Ristar42

#43

Ristar42 said:

@James, yep, I also like Burning Rangers and Nights...
I got Sonic with the Megadrive back in 1991, still have my original cart and a (modded) megadrive hooked up to the TV!
Its not quite Sonic 2's-day, but I'll be downloading this as soon as its available - I just hope it shouts 'SEGA' at the start.

jackaroo

#45

jackaroo said:

@James You match my excitement for this game. Sonic 1 was also my first game and I have been dying to play this since it was revealed. The timing couldnt be better really since I just finished Playing through Sonic 1,2,3&K this last couple of weeks so im all geared up to begin Sonic 4 now. Just gotta hold on a couple of weeks and then the fun shall begin :D
Also there is 4 Acts Per zone. 3 acts are full Levels and 1 act is dedicated to the boss.

melvin2898

#46

melvin2898 said:

How come they don't get the games out at equal times? I guess that means PS3 and Xbox360 get the better version.

jackaroo

#47

jackaroo said:

@Melvin2898 Theres set days when Downloads go up on each console. Wii downloads go up on Mondays for america and Fridays for Europe. XBLA Downloads go up wednesday globally. And I think PSN Downloads go up Wednesday globally too. Im not 100% sure on that one though. But thats the reason.

XD375

#49

XD375 said:

@Splat

There's four zones, yes. But there's three action stages and one boss stage per zone, seven special stages, an "final act" which includes the final boss. That's a lot of stages.

I'm getting this one on PSN.

Link79

#50

Link79 said:

Finally a Wiiware game that can't possibly be garbage. I mean how can you screw up a 2-D Sonic? Even if this turns out just okay it'll still be better than 80% of Wiiware offerings. At 15 bucks though it's a bit expensive. Any word on how many episodes there'll be? Are they all going to be 15 dollars?

SilverBaretta

#52

SilverBaretta said:

Yep, WiiWare gets it 1 day before XBLA and PSN. Awesome, although I may have to pick it up later, as I'm more interested in Colors.

thaantman

#53

thaantman said:

Man I got a wii points card coming in the mail in a few days. Was originally gonna get cave story & bit trip runner, but with sonic coming so soon... man this makes things complicated. Where's a friend to gift you when you need em. To help save yall afew dollars there's nintendo points cards going on ebay buy it now for 17.99 so its like you gettin $20 for $18

Unca_LzStaff

#54

Unca_Lz said:

@zez (#5) Which is ironic considering the Playstation was one of the final blows to the Sega consoles ;)

Incognito_D

#56

Incognito_D said:

I've kinda been put off slightly by the price and the fact that it's episodic. I'll wait for the review. I was really looking forward to it, but I'd rather pay £30-40 and have it all one the one disc, than pay £10 for each download.
In the meantime, I still haven't managed to ever beat Sonic 1 :(

LordJumpMad

#57

LordJumpMad said:

I played Sonic 1,2,3,and S&K alot, Thoses are my most Fav games from Sega.
Sonic 4 has alot to live up to, since it share The same Names of the Bast sonic games, ever made.

since they lost there Thouch on Sonic games, years ago

WolfLink22

#60

WolfLink22 said:

Good for you Collision_Cat.

Now back on topic:

I am getting this on my WiiWare on Day 1.I have had a Points Card in reserve just for this game lol.

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