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Yep, Sega kept to their promise of an official unveiling on Project Needlemouse at 12 AM PST and the official name is Sonic the Hedgehog 4.  Hopefully it's the Sonic everyone has been clamoring for all these years now, though that seems to be Sega's aim in developing it in the first place.  From all the artwork they've been releasing they seem to be heading in the classic direction by bringing back badniks instead of generic robots and Chaos Zero clones.  Also, no more Sonic in "our world" kind of storyline although apparently instead of going back to Robotnik they decided to stick with Eggman.

News and tidbits including an interview at the link below:

Details
- The game will be episodic and Episode 1 drops this Summer on WiiWare, XBLA and PSN
- Game takes place after Sonic and Knuckles but will begin a new story arc
- Game is a hybrid of 2D and 3D
- Wii and PS3 will have motion control support, Wii with Wii Remote, PS3 with Sixaxis (probably for homing attack)
- Game will have classic mechanics like spin dash and power sneakers
- The game does incorporate the homing attack
- Leaderboards

Gamespot - Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Revealed!

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This looks so god damn ugly. Why couldn't they have stuck with some nice hi-res 2D sprites? I mean I am happy they're going 2D again but god damn it it just all looks so hideous.
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This looks so god damn ugly. Why couldn't they have stuck with some nice hi-res 2D sprites? I mean I am happy they're going 2D again but god damn it it just all looks so hideous.

Seriously?  I mean I never cared for the graphic style of any Sonic in particular but I wouldn't call this HIDEOUS GROTESQUE OH GOD GET THIS GAME AWAY FROM MY EYES.  It just looks like a normal game  :welp:
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I dunno I guess I just have issues with the way Sonic is done these days. I mean this is really gay but his spikes used to be really SHARP and sorta pointy and shit and now they're this big soft mess that just doesn't really gel with THE GOOD OLE DAYS. Personal opinion I guess! The rest looks pretty alright, I just take objection to Sonic's 'sprite'.
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this design is like 10 years old
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I dunno I guess I just have issues with the way Sonic is done these days. I mean this is really gay but his spikes used to be really SHARP and sorta pointy and shit and now they're this big soft mess that just doesn't really gel with THE GOOD OLE DAYS. Personal opinion I guess! The rest looks pretty alright, I just take objection to Sonic's 'sprite'.

Idk man his spikes have looked like this for QUTIE A WHILE now.
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That screenshot actually looks really really bad.. I could start with the background and then the sprite of sonic, it looks like it's an indie game.

I remember seeing videos and more pretty screenies a while back, probably last year, not sure if it was the STH4 but I remmeber it was discussed as having 2dgameplay.
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My dad keeps going on how the games I have now are terrible and how I should get a game like the original Sonic the hedgehog on Saga, I keep telling him they just don't make them like they use too... Maybe I was wrong and this could be a game even my dad could enjoy?

Definitely would be an interesting sight, seeing my dad playing video games.
I'd get this game for that reason alone.
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My dad keeps going on how the games I have now are terrible and how I should get a game like the original Sonic the hedgehog on Saga, I keep telling him they just don't make them like they use too... Maybe I was wrong and this could be a game even my dad could enjoy?

Tell your dad that he needs to stop asserting that you have to like what he does.

This isn't very relevant but just recently I realized how much I can't stand people who say HEH I'M NOT GOING TO LET MY KIDS WATCH TV I'M JUST GONNA HAVE THEM WATCH THE SHOWS I WATCHED GROWING UP what is wrong with people???
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This looks so god damn ugly. Why couldn't they have stuck with some nice hi-res 2D sprites? I mean I am happy they're going 2D again but god damn it it just all looks so hideous.
This is as close as you can get to retaining the old gameplay mechanics without actually reverting back to Genesis format. Why does it need to be 2D just to not be hideous? It's no different from the Prince of Persia sequels, or the arcade remakes they've been doing of games like Bionic Commando or Turtles in Time. They're both modern and true to the originals.
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I really don't see what the complaining is about here, this game looks like old Sonic which is what EVERYONE has been asking about for years.
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they know we're all sonic fans. couldnt they at least have released it for the genesis??
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is the link broken for everyone else?
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Seriously?  I mean I never cared for the graphic style of any Sonic in particular but I wouldn't call this HIDEOUS GROTESQUE OH GOD GET THIS GAME AWAY FROM MY EYES.  It just looks like a normal game  :welp:
the point is fans were promised 2d, not 2.5d. and old sonic, not dreamcast+ sonic. i am sick of being told that i'm toooo sloooooow in a high pitched voice while staring into those jet green eyes.

but i had no faith in this from the start so when it said SONIC 4: EPISODE 1 i just lol'd and closed it.

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the point is fans were promised 2d, not 2.5d. and old sonic, not dreamcast+ sonic. i am sick of being told that i'm toooo sloooooow in a high pitched voice while staring into those jet green eyes.

wait where were fans promised anything i don't remember reading any promises
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there hasn't been a good sonic game in like 5+ years
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Well I for one am hoping that this will more or less redeem Sonic. After Sonic went 3D he also went to crap.
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I'm pretty excited for this, though its going to be an xbla game. The visuals look nice, i'd definitely play this. After the dreamcast versions, I haven't played any newer sonic games. This should be a nice addition