Sonic Team not involved, say Sega
Sega's highly-esteemed internal development studio Sonic Team may be named after the character it helped to create but it will apparently have nothing to do with the production of the upcoming Sonic 4.
Coding duties have instead fallen to Dimps, the team which helped Capcom make Street Fighter IV.
While this news might cause some jaws to drop, Dimps actually has a fairly decent track record when it comes to the spiky blue one. The studio created the Sonic Rush series for the DS, as well as the three GBA "Advance" outings.
Elsewhere, 1UP.com had access to a few leaked screens and video of the game in action, but has been forced to pull the content down at Sega's request