Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Screenshots: Loop-the-Loop

New Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 screenshots of Splash Hill Zone show exactly what one would expect in the first zone of a side-on Sonic game--brown chequered earth, bright green grass, leaping robotic piranha and running upside-down. Bliss.

Of course it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing, which is why Sega provides the music from Splash Hill Zone Act 1 in handy MP3 format for your listening pleasure.


Co-developed by Sonic Team and Sonic Rush dev Dimps, Sonic 4 will be released episodically though Sega has said that "the best way to view it is as a first part in a much larger adventure" similar to how Sonic 3 was continued by Sonic & Knuckles.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 is slated for a downloadable release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and a further unrevealed platform this Summer. No price is yet known.