The wait is finally over as Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II launches in the wild. Here is a quote from the Sega blog:
This new entry in the Sonic 4 storyline has the iconic blue hedgehog taking on two legendary rivals with the help of one of his oldest friends, Miles “Tails” Prower. Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II is available today (5.15.12) on the PlayStation Network and Steam for $14.99/€12.99/£9.99/AUD$18.25. It will be available tomorrow (5.16.12) on Xbox LIVE Arcade for 1200 points, as well as NVidia Tegra 3 powered devices on Android for $6.99/ AUD$7.49/€5.49/ £4.99. On 17th May, it will be available for iPhone and iPad on the iTunes App Store for $6.99/ AUD$7.49/€5.49/ £4.99.
According to Haruki Satomi, Senior Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America, Sonic 4 Episode 2 community feedback built in which is great because you won’t have to go through the forums in hopes that your thoughts are heard. You will also be able to experience Metal Sonic across four reworked maps from Episode 1 if you own both Sonic 4 titles on the same platform. Back when Episode I launched Sega paid a special tribute to those who purchased their tiles across many platforms. This initiative called the “True Blue Initiative” is making a return in Episode II. Enjoy the launch of Sonic 4 Episode II.