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Sonic Team ‘Not Planning To Release Another Episode’ After Sonic 4: Episode2



In a move rivaled only by the greatest of Fox Broadcasting executives, Sonic Team Producer Takashi Iizuka states in an interview with that “we are currently looking forward to hearing the feedback from the users for Episode 2, but we are currently not planning to release another episode.”

Set to be released on May 16th, 2012, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 was originally intended to be the second installment of a four-part grand adventure released on all major digital download marketplaces. Lukewarm reception of the first installment back in 2010 (that’s two Call of Duties ago in gamer-speak) is most likely to blame for the approach to this installment. It’s a shame though, seeing as this installment truly looks to rectify the issues that many people had with the first, with a whole new engine and very smooth graphics.

Some of the more faithful Sonic fans can look at the positive however, as Iizuka states that “we just want to see how users accept this episode,” so there’s most likely a big chance that future downloadable endeavors are riding on the success of this release. I for one am definitely going to give my support, as I need more games to wear my Sonic hat and plushie while playing. We all have one of those right? right?!


Layers of Fear 2 Launching Late Next Month



Layers of Fear 2

Layers of Fear 2 has been talked about for a while now and is finally coming late next month.

Announced today by publisher Gun Media, the sequel to the psychological romp through artistic ego Layers of Fear is set to launch May 28 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Gameplay-wise, the sequel looks to cover similar ground as its predecessor. As a first-person psychological horror with “an emphasis on exploration and story,” players meander through heavily-scripted set-pieces while solving puzzles and being scared a whole lot.

Layers of Fear 2, though, will be swapping the paintbrush for the dizzying heights of Hollywood. According to the game’s Steam synopsis, players “control a Hollywood actor who heeds the call of an enigmatic director to take on the lead role in a film shot aboard an ocean liner.”

Stifled by their own acting ambitions, the protagonist finds themselves alone and marooned on an increasingly nightmarish boat. The game’s unnamed protagonist must navigate their own past and the challenges the director sets them to unlock the secret to not just the film they are starring in, but their own motivations.

The original Layers of Fear was a captivating take on modern, story-driven horror, so the sequel’s inventive premise and greater scope are welcomed. While the sequel is embarking to a radically different setting, the title looks likely to recapture the original’s claustrophobic, atmospheric level design.

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