With all the excitement around Sonic Generations and the blue hedgehog's upcoming 20th anniversary — that's 23rd June, of course — many players are wondering what will happen to the second instalment in SEGA's downloadable reimagining of the hedgehog's adventures. Last year's Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I came and went in a speedy blur, but since then we've heard nothing of the following episode, leading some to believe it's been quietly shelved. Not so, says Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka.

Speaking to Siliconera, Iizuka confirmed the game is still in the works but that Sonic Team is concentrating its efforts on Generations:

We named Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1, so there will be an episode 2. We don’t have a release date or anything. But, we can tell you it will be in the near future.

Of course, the concept of a near future is all relative, but what's your interpretation — six months, a year, three years? Let us know.

[source siliconera.com]