Sonic the Hedgehog 4 will be released in downloadale episodes with part one being available this summer and will be a direct sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic and Knuckles.
The game will be a two-dimensional side-scrolling platformer reminiscent of the original Sonic games and will follow the adventures of the series' main protagonist, Sonic the Hedgehog.
Following the destruction of the Death Egg on Angel Island, Sonic takes a break and explores new territories by himself. However unknowingly his nemesis Doctor Eggman had also survived their last encounter and is preparing a new trap to get rid of Sonic.
Rumour has it that a version will also be coming to Nintendo DS.