SEGA officially announced the next sequel in the Sonic the Hedgehog series with Sonic the Hedgehog 4. The first trailer for the game was revealed on GameSpot last night and it’s very telling. Sonic the Hedgehog 4 is dropping the 2D sprite graphics for a more HD-friendly 3D look, but it looks like it will keep the gameplay elements that we all know and love.
The title is set to be released this summer on the Xbox LIVE Arcade, Playstation Network, and WiiWare as a downloadable title. ’Episode 1′ in the title leads us to believe SEGA has future DLC plans for Sonic the Hedgehog 4 for future episodes in the series.