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Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II Temporarily Leaked on Steam

Over the weekend, an incomplete version of the game was briefly introduced and quickly removed.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II isn't due to be released until the middle of next month, but this past weekend Steam users were accidentally granted access to the unfinished game. Though quickly taken down, some were able to capture footage of the game in action. One such user, ShadowofRuki of YouTube, has released a number of videos that reveal more details about the game.

Two of the zones were already known, but the remaining two have now been revealed to be Oil Desert and Sky Fortress. The former is a combination of Sandopolis zone from Sonic & Knuckles and Oil Ocean zone from Sonic 2, while the latter combines Sky Chase and Wing Fortress zones from Sonic 2. In addition, footage was captured of the new Special Stages and the new combination moves between Sonic and Tails.

Below are two videos of the new stages in action. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II is coming out on May 15, 2012 for the PlayStation Network and the following day for the Xbox Live Marketplace. The game will also be released at some point in May for the PC, iOS, Android and Windows Phone 7.




04/23/2012 at 03:30 PM

So it comes out next month and it's still unfinished? Or maybe the leaked build was just an older build? If it's the former, they must be under the gun and rushing this thing quite a bit. Usually a month from launch is polish time, market time, anything and everything that isn't design. The game should basically be "finished" by now.

Esteban Cuevas Staff Alumnus

04/23/2012 at 03:45 PM

I'm not sure but I would assume it was a previous build. From the video captures, it looks real good to me.

I've been watching the videos posted by ShadowOfRuki and from the looks of the gameplay, this build looks done. There were a few things I noticed that were off but this is completely playable and it looks like only a few bugs are the issues.

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