Sonic 4 News from Ken Balough

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Sonic's North American brand manager Ken Balough reports on Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 (2010) and 2 (2012).

There’s been a bit of news regarding Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 and 2 these past couple of days. First of all, Ken Balough has dropped a hint about the second episode on the official SEGA forums:

If you’re an Episode II fan
I would go back to where the Sonic 4 Campaign first began
In a month filled with presents and Christmas hams
think of the day, the HMS Warrior first swam

If my sources are correct, the HMS Warrior first set sail on December 29th, so it looks like we may see something new on that date.

The second bit of news is that a new version of Episode 1 is now available for the iPad on the app store, which has a better model of Sonic than in the iPhone version but still has the dreaded minecart and pinball stages. A screenshot of this version taken by Guess Who from the forums can be seen above. Also, a couple of months ago the game appeared on the Steam registry, meaning it will also be released for PC on digital download services like Steam or Direct2Drive.

Lastly, there have been a few rumors about Episode 2 in the last couple of days. Ken Balough has confirmed on the SEGA forums that these are false, saying that the game has “never been uploaded to PartnetNet”:

Hi Guys, it’s good to see no one bought into this garbage. Look, Episode II has never been uploaded to PartnerNet. So anyone making claims to changes, improvements, things being the same, etc in Episode II due to “PartnerNet leaked builds” are just taking you for a ride.

You guys will hear the official facts from either myself or our terrific SEGA community members like Kellie or Kate.

Cheers
Ken
[Source: Sonic Retro]

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Daniel Sonic Christmas Part 2: Sonic Generations OST Soundtrack

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SEGA of Japan's Sonic Generations site has now been updated with a mini site featuring the Official Soundtrack of Sonic Generations. The disc is called “Blue Blur”. It has 3 discs and 75 tracks. Here are the track names:

[Disc 1]

1. TITLE
2. GREEN HILL : ACT1
3. GREEN HILL : ACT2 – Normal
4. GREEN HILL : ACT2 – Fast
5. CHEMICAL PLANT : ACT1
6. CHEMICAL PLANT : ACT2
7. SKY SANCTUARY : ACT1
8. SKY SANCTUARY : ACT2 – Normal
9. SKY SANCTUARY : ACT2 – Fast
10. RUN THROUGH THE SPEED HIGHWAY – Cash Cash RMX / SPEED HIGHWAY : ACT1
11. RUN THROUGH THE SPEED HIGHWAY / SPEED HIGHWAY : ACT2
12. GOING DOWN!? – Cash Cash vs. Jun Senoue RMX / SPEED HIGHWAY : ACT2 – Skyscraper Downhill
13. ESCAPE FROM THE CITY – Cash Cash RMX / CITY ESCAPE : ACT1
14. ESCAPE FROM THE CITY – Blue Blur RMX / CITY ESCAPE : ACT2
15. MAD CONVOY RACE / CITY ESCAPE : ACT2 – GUN Convoy Battle
16. SEASIDE HILL : ACT1
17. SEASIDE HILL : ACT2
18. CRISIS CITY : ACT1
19. CRISIS CITY : ACT2
20. ROOFTOP RUN : ACT1
21. ROOFTOP RUN : ACT2
22. PLANET WISP : Color Power / Pink Spike
23. PLANET WISP : ACT1
24. PLANET WISP : Color Power / Orange Rocket
25. PLANET WISP : ACT2
26. END ROLL MEDLEY ver.1

[Disc 2]

1. TITLE (Short ver.)
2. CASINO NIGHT : ACT1
3. CASINO NIGHT : ACT2
4. MUSHROOM HILL : ACT1
5. MUSHROOM HILL : ACT2
6. BLUE AZURE WORLD / EMERALD COAST : ACT1
7. WINDY AND RIPPLY / EMERALD COAST : ACT2
8. VENGEANCE IS MINE – Cash Cash RMX / RADICAL HIGHWAY : ACT1
9. VENGEANCE IS MINE – Circuit Freq RMX / RADICAL HIGHWAY : ACT2
10. BACK 2 BACK – Digital Remakin’ Track / 2-10. WATER PALACE : ACT1
11. BACK 2 BACK – Cash Cash RMX / WATER PALACE : ACT2
12. TROPICAL RESORT – Color Power / Red Burst
13. TROPICAL RESORT : ACT1
14. TROPICAL RESORT – Color Power / Cyan Laser
15. TROPICAL RESORT : ACT2
16. BOSS BATTLE : BIG ARMS
17. SUPPORTING ME… / BOSS BATTLE : BIOLIZARD
18. BOSS BATTLE : EGG EMPEROR
19. SPECIAL STAGE
20. END ROLL MEDLEY ver.2
21. SUPER SONIC RACING – Cash Cash vs. Jun Senoue RMX / CHALLENGE / MISSION 1
22. CHALLENGE / MISSION 2
23. CHALLENGE / MISSION 3
24. CHALLENGE / MISSION 4
25. CHALLENGE / MISSION 5

[Disc 3]

1. TITLE DEMO
2. RIVAL BATTLE : METAL SONIC
3. RIVAL BATTLE : METAL SONIC (US ver.)
4. FOR TRUE STORY – Circuit Freq RMX / RIVAL BATTLE : SHADOW THE HEDGEHOG
5. LIVE & LEARN (Short ver.) / RIVAL BATTLE : SHADOW THE HEDGEHOG – Sonic Attack
6. ALL HAIL SHADOW (Short ver.) / RIVAL BATTLE : SHADOW THE HEDGEHOG – Shadow Attack
7. RIVAL BATTLE : SILVER THE HEDGEHOG
8. BOSS BATTLE : DEATH EGG ROBOT
9. OPEN YOUR HEART – Crush 40 vs. Circuit Freq RMX / BOSS BATTLE : PERFECT CHAOS Pt-I
10. PERFECT CHAOS REVIVAL! / BOSS BATTLE : PERFECT CHAOS Pt-II
11. BOSS BATTLE : EGG DRAGOON
12. BOSS BATTLE : TIME EATER ver.1
13. BOSS BATTLE : TIME EATER ver.2
14. BOSS BATTLE : TIME EATER – Final Attack
15. WHITE SPACE MEDLEY
16. MENU 1
17. MENU 2
18. JINGLE : INVINCIBLE ver.1
19. JINGLE : INVINCIBLE ver.2
20. JINGLE : TIMER
21. JINGLE : ACT CLEAR
22. JINGLE : RESULT ver.1
23. JINGLE : RESULT ver.2
24. JINGLE : GAME OVER
25. SKILL : PRECIOUS TIME / RING TIME
26. SKILL : TIME BRAKE
27. SKILL SHOP
28. COLLECTION ROOM
29. GALLERY
30. CUT SCENE 1
31. CUT SCENE 2
32. CUT SCENE 3
33. CUT SCENE 4
34. CUT SCENE 5
35. CUT SCENE 6
36. CUT SCENE 7
37. CUT SCENE 8
38. CUT SCENE 9
39. CUT SCENE 10

Sonic Advance released for Android in Japan

SEGA has now released Sonic Advance for mobile phones (ie Android) in Japan. It's only available to buy on the Japanese Android Market. In the West, many Sonic fans (mainly from Sonic Retro) have made a program/script on how to put Sonic Advance for Android on a Western mobile phone, problem is, is that the user has to have the mobile phone network to be Docomo (a Japanese mobile phone provider).