Sonic 4 May Come on One Disc

February 13, 2010Written by Dan Massi

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 surprised many when it was announced. Not because it was a direct sequel to Sonic 3, nor that it was in 2D, but because it was a downloadable episodic title. Now though, it seems that the game will eventually hit retail, according to the SEGA website.

Sonic fans have tried to find every little thing imaginable, in association with Sonic the Hedgehog 4. Most recently, they have found two listings for the title. One is listed as Sonic The Hedgehog™ 4: Episode 1, on page 1 of Sonic titles. However, on page 5, the last item listed is Sonic The Hedgehog™ 4. This, however, has no release, and no platform listed. Many think that this could be a retail release for the game, because there is no episode tagline. Others believe that it is simply the rumored iPhone platform.

David Oxford, senior news editor on, gave his opinion, saying that SEGA could be aiming for a retail release for children. With many parents believing in the online dangers over game consoles, it’s safe to assume that they would instead go out and buy a retail copy.

There’s also the possibility that this listing could be entirely a mistake, and was put up by accident. What are your opinions on this? Post below in the comments section!