Sonic 4 races to DLCCNET TV's preGame speaks with Aaron Webber from Sega about the upcoming release of Sonic 4, and tells viewers what to expect from the franchise with new footage and gameplay.
What's going on everyone -- -- game we're here with Sonic the Hedgehog. For which -- the direct sequel to sonic three sonic and knuckles. -- talk about the game with the syndicate is alive demos Aaron -- he's the community -- manager for sonic forward from Sega -- Gloria and doing great thank you -- have you on thank you so much for being here -- were really all psyched about -- talking at the -- for months and months and months. Finally has -- release date. What can you tell us order real quick about what we can expect in -- for. You know what what's the whole package that. Solid four is for the first time along -- 1516 years I'm just going back in making sonic game that is T and is on console at some connecting. A lot of the old school fans for a long time asking for your -- -- -- a lot of -- games -- had a a lot of games on those platforms but -- -- -- times is he really did a TV games similar team sonic three -- economical site to -- original -- everyone -- months so it's. It's kind of a -- -- a new direction is ready to go back to that and to say -- -- we're gonna try again and again but. We've gotten a lot of great responsiveness and so far and we're all really -- -- that site for episode one is almost here it's coming out make this weekend next week so. That's right so Thursday that's that's in Q daisy comes out -- Ohio lesson. IPhone your -- your iPod Touch. PlayStation network. The twelve we wear the eleventh and Xbox Live Arcade the thirteen right. Well so a lot of sun it's a whole lot sonic -- my -- coming out as he has so it's basically you know all in HD for the console versions for 316. Let's top rating on Sudan where I got the please and with this morning. Show us which you'll. You -- like -- and we can -- and. -- somebody to be as a preview. Out of the road of cards level and this is from -- industry level. I'm no lot of -- of -- remember that we extend the development of the game for a few months I want draster so what did you would you do with that. Of extra time and this is one of the results of that -- This is a brand new stage that is exclusively for the console so it's for. We wear and also gives an Xbox and the entire theme of this level is discount cards and so what I'm doing -- and collected constantly through here. Wanna get three at a time when we sonics or three such ratings from the bottom. Get together there and I'm -- Toward what -- -- and one. Like the old -- to get -- notice there's multiple patents and what I'm doing right now have been taking higher -- Traditionally it's not against the high pass as the one line delegates can give you a better results you're gonna get her to with a high path. And as a result you can compete status line faster plus a lot of dangerous -- spikes like yeah he does bottom of this thing yeah. And and you prejudice but not good -- -- -- -- sister -- -- of certain -- this model as a couple -- from the very ended. This card platform and that. The cool thing about sonic for and I think slogans in general it's -- -- -- -- Is it really all about speed speed is a big part of it it's been generally is your reward for really effective platform. And that's what kind of this game hearkens back to -- as you play as a protector skills gonna get to access our listeners can get through -- cool parts you can get amazing times. And you can compete using this transaction on our leader boards so we've got online leaderboard that's placed around the world from Tennessee who exactly has the best skills -- -- So well pretty excited for it. The different features that the online plan offers up an unbeatable at the time. I like is and I'm seeing this game right now I'm thinking that I used to play the old sonics. And you had to play the whole game two and one thing if you wanted to -- and you can save your hundred guess so is this something that. You can put I mean I'm sure many people probably played all the way through in one sitting but I'm like you should definitely get information on how long time. Hmmm I can I can say that it's it's pretty comparable to -- length of like a sonic two -- in terms of time against them playing. And the other nice thing -- is it just like any good sonic game as the -- and -- and so the real trick. The real can add that replay value is -- trying to go back and get all the animals and of course. Copy those fans to deal and are cautioned not to get Kamal there's a special word for you guys wouldn't you -- -- -- that. They're cool and even the music is such -- bug -- -- my system restore -- his commitment -- choreographed dance feet behind so I thought and then -- music. But it is it's just nice to hear -- it's just very familiar and you hear that music and even if you don't see the game and you know on -- you know if you plan -- and in the music actually. Was written by -- and -- and some noise on the fans might recognize because -- north some actually some music for summitry. It's like an -- So it's funny that 1516 years later one of the guys that worked on the last game in the series is now back again and now usually I have this whole repertoire let me -- you Clinton -- do you have in your favor for fifteen. This is a difficult partisan like -- That's like as a platform. -- important part that. Yes -- that's that's political things and like you against humans has multiple layers to this lifestyle -- but I didn't actually -- bombs hit it was nice noticeable speed boost their way stuff. Good thing about the sonic games is. Did you know how to do good casino Kindle Steve they do -- -- -- and I'm actually gonna boot up. Right ultimatum that in the present I'm gonna -- -- that a new level is it okay cool stuff also got the majority about levels level with. When people and good thing that I dig. And also check out. And actually plays and that sort sub sonic the sonic and knuckles there it is these -- that you can get to the -- would fire you up to prayer it. And it's just hands again. Often yet we I was like him seemed ethically sound that earlier within this morning and you so much of the quality sort of you does that throw back. -- -- -- -- -- Iconic levels there's there's a lot of innovation through there is so it's like this really interest -- And entertaining sort of hybrid solution I think. A lot of people maybe a little skeptical look -- feel like that's good you can definitely tell that. That was -- thought of that. -- that was kind of I think that the -- to install -- you and certainly what we wanna. On our side is that you know it should be a game that is built upon this challenge and the love that those old games ahead with -- but also. That brings new things to the tables and it -- and play video games can still see new things that excited like -- -- this is really cool. Now can you play as for the characters like tails or knuckles -- come right now you just were playing -- -- News something that in episode one sonic is the only put it -- and it's a figure that is I'm gonna have to look like instead the moment that cool -- Yeah we actually head of accounts albums in the fiscal project need amounts back before an alternative we had -- characters on. Picture and everyday would step out like projected on the residences and allow the -- -- perhaps -- the old school and the other. Curious guys that really just wanna see sonic tails knuckles -- and my Treo and that's it. Yeah those guys I think that will enjoy seeing you know decide for sure to this is pulling from mom that community want my Q you ran. Very much so and that's at that's essentially my job is to interactive just doesn't do basis and on and on the -- performs a time write blogs that comes up -- -- It's fun because. As -- as the opinions may be like there's certainly a huge product I think of old school -- -- that we're just waiting for another TV game show night. Yeah and in my hand into the three games as much that they. Your have fantastic members it -- line went to a little Brothers and sisters. -- -- finally to get a chance to go back to that is really moment -- -- and -- a really loves war. It is simply something special the first thing -- -- this new sonic up. You're it's like a time machine mr. it and transport it back and it even goes as far as I think is that -- -- up -- hit -- snag yeah magical moment. Another very excited about it to to see that the new power ups and come from the game that was of and the good from the time each franchisees always added -- new from the new yeah. And degree of power itself down and and this -- has kind of it's taken you got to say that -- -- -- on iTunes without the disease. But we've got home an attacker -- -- right -- and -- attack is the big new thing. I'm homing attack was first introduced not ingredients as some people think that actually can help. -- technically -- likely -- blast for the Sega Genesis out it's from an error that most people don't commonly associated with -- greedy sonic games. Knowing that actually pretty useful you can use it's use common -- you can use it to home -- numbers like that. I do recognize -- a lot of fans out there that they're looking at it we always get mixed responses so you -- -- -- attacks and -- absolutely love it when it's great. So that's crazy can you can simply choose and it's only a few parts and again -- forcing users so if you're purist he really just wanna use nutritional -- value can be back. And likewise if you really love -- in fact absolutely they'll port Austin. So now obviously. We can't really hide behind effect this is called episode one that is. We were talking about -- a little bit years. You can only say so much but. It does appear that there will be more than one episode. There I can say that we'll be more than one episode I. Definitely and what we're looking at now we definitely focused on of -- someone in our big thing was determined episode -- instance -- can -- not with the big reasons you part. Those delays like the extended development. Was and we want to mention -- when the game went out you know -- people are buying it Dominick having a really great time for itself that was are going I think we definitely succeeded. And and I hope fans will really enjoy it didn't sound. And I was gonna make it sound area. The moment there he's just a little and a section on its -- The what does this green bubble you have surrounding you as a bad this year. It's -- -- is actually from sonic one. I'm canceled -- just change color. Yeah it's like a newer version that's just so another version that its its next gen I have never been blue but maybe it might memories around. I think it was actually I think it was always dreamed. Really. Thanks. -- we'll figure -- toward minister that the people littering our our they're going yes or no. And so they can tell us whose direct featured screen but. I don't know maybe the -- and confused. So and I think we'll go along with your yeah -- will yeah struggles you've pissed here I'm -- -- -- -- partners that yours is the most challenging part really got a platform and this. Just a little bit. Area perfect so wanting us to -- and the status of a run off -- -- right -- assessment and that's one of the changes he made with. He -- development is -- used to have sort of like a wall that we just that the Walton and I notice that -- -- games you can run right past it was -- nice because it like that whoosh right up the side and screamed yeah. And so we we -- that -- -- some really really minor tweak -- -- I hope the fans especially like I'm so glad they did that is it actually helps it feel a lot you know what the older games. And then a few minutes of those levels is also revealed to -- that bonus level yeah especially where we'll be able to collect the the chaos emerald. Can we go check out -- another level back in -- I remember talking to the chat room every little. BBC look what world they want to see can be decently then let's let's see what that would -- -- chat room you guys have a -- fire away. -- sure each magnet here. Lost labyrinth. Or splash hill I think you have a good idea with -- can play for is one request gets it. I think this show. My. Mad -- gear and again. With -- -- -- I all right cool I have not seen this is zone as well so I'm very excited to. It's not -- is -- that is based whose style to part of it comes from -- com the trouble S yeah sites you. And that's the Johnson yeah and that -- on the city hard does such traditionally speaking this is also pretty challenging in terms of difficulty. -- we've got the bubbles and instead they're really easy to take out but we're also gonna come across we've got to -- about to notice that. Require effort to activate across this seems -- -- -- rulers are right there. Those who become enemies of -- and it seemed like oh -- I remember that -- I lost -- -- and a time of Baghdad. So if it's a cool moment I'm seeing some other -- his -- thing and figuring out new strategies to try and take them out. So this is kind of a random question the question what we did doctor robot -- have his name changed it. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- It's going to is his name is still doctor Rabbani has -- this. He's -- affectionately referred to as few minutes sonic sonic and his friends this become a minute -- insult in the sense that his body physically resembles an okay. Playing -- fat and off. To his real name is doctor I though nickname robotic and -- her -- -- -- again to buy an outcome that's his actual name. But yet this is you can storyline had surfers who was a man that's sites -- Very important because our member of reading something about sonic and then I'm seeing that they called a man would put it isn't -- -- it -- -- -- -- -- some improvement but knowing. -- -- I had I had similar questions long ago and that was when that the big points to sonic forests in -- -- my -- a tiny magnet and I think. Yeah as the sonic ones like T sonic three I'll call them -- it's also worth noting that in Japan and was always usually -- really -- and it is a certain part of sonic two. Where it's on when the plane that you -- -- Reporters on I'm actually seeing the fortress -- You actually see it says it's a segment on the site is planning -- yes but usually when you think I feel like oh yeah it's accident that it and so it's critical because in in that sense robotic or had their much of elected Thomas had. Both -- going on since the beginning. -- in that sense yeah he knows how to chicken and so. He takes it very well I have to commend the dot com and I think you did -- deducted. Had a question. Give it that when you know reference and we'll work was saying about never -- you sign -- Kidman. There supersonic -- supersonic. That's a good question. Traditionally speaking -- to what you put supersonic begun emerald sonic three went supersonic got him. I'm -- -- -- -- if you -- for kids hypersonic in his office but for most tails and knuckles. -- it would -- anyone has like Hoover super -- -- well I would say it's certainly if it's not I think. Completely -- -- -- are totally out there but I will say it would certainly be a waste if we didn't at least keep with the traditional power for sonic without having animals -- sellers. Certainly for the fans that are willing to get in there and grab all the emerald and spend time doing it it's no easy task I'll tell -- that -- -- those final stages. To get the -- are pretty tough just like on Genesis like you can get the -- easy. You get to the muffins and good stuff they took -- -- drives yes. It does exactly the same site for at that -- be pretty happy actually a variety. Play those games and got to fight -- it does take a little bit of effort -- and in. If you alluded yeah I'm impressed and I know I know you I don't know -- tell you this -- -- kind -- true. Collection. Okay. This is I'm I'm watching this like I'll -- -- -- yeah but perfectionist like Steve Ryan felt like coming through. Who doesn't -- the game itself what its. It's a good mix of a boat club farming and also speed you wanna find. And like right there for example to get this right actually -- -- -- -- -- -- -- too -- and it's. And it burned did it did -- that the Checkpoint Systems in place -- which is -- many foods can map to use them. From. But this has been very cool. I think that's all the time we have for sonic for what Aaron -- Community manager. For sonic for thank you so much for being here and yes very much -- -- -- -- just awesome just to recap for everyone -- sonic four will be available this Thursday for the I OS platform and you can play it on your I've had your iPhone or iPod Touch. It'll be out on Wii -- Monday the eleven. She Tuesday the -- PS3 PlayStation network. And Wednesday that thirteen Xbox Live Arcade that's very cool thanks again to -- the idea here that I know you guys went out of -- way to get over here we really appreciate it. Means a lot and I hope it's you against him -- thank you thank you.