Can't wait to get Sonic the Hedgehog 4
on your platform of choice? Well, sorry to be the bearer of bad news but that's just what you're gonna have to do exactly now that Sega has confirmed its delay, thanks to the iPhone version.
According to the publisher, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1
is still not finished on the iPhone, and so all other versions - PSN, XBLA, WiiWare - are put on hold to wait for the iPhone version to finish.
Originally, the game was set for a summer release this year, but that's not gonna happen now. Explained Takashi Iizuka of the Sonic
development team, "The team wanted the game to work really well on the iPhone with the same stages and the same kind of mechanics as the console versions, but it didn't really work the way the team imagined.
What they did was they kept the iPhone version closer to the original and they went back to the console version and changed some stages to be better playable on console. That's the reason behind the delay and the extension in the development schedule."
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1
is now expected to be out later this year.