Sega Loves Nintendo… but Sonic 4: Episode 2 Won’t Be On Wii (video script)
by Anthony J. Gomez

I’m just going to come out and say I was never a fan of Sonic.  I never understood his appeal.  When I was growing up, kids would always say he has attitude and he is faster than Mario.  He’s cooler. 

Blast Processing!  I still don’t know what that is…

I only remember trying Sonic 2 at the video game store.  Or at a friends house.  Other than that, I didn’t really care for Sonic.  Because Mario was king.  Of course as a fanboy, I didn’t have any evidence to back up my arguments.  Mario rules.  Sonic sucks.  End of discussion.

Now as an adult, I don’t really care either way.  I bought this collection of Sonic games to finally give the blue guy a chance.  His games aren’t really that bad, but from a gameplay standpoint, I would still argue Mario games are better.  This really tripped me out to begin with… I’m playing Sonic games on a Nintendo console?  What dimension have I fallen into?  Is this real?  Am I real? 

Sonic has a huge fanbase and are as devoted to him as fans are to Mario, maybe sometimes a little too devoted to him. 

But does Sega care about the fans?  Recently, Sega’s digital brand manager Ken Balough had confirmed on Sega forums that Sonic 4: Episode 2 won’t be on Wii.  He says:

"The reason Episode I was on the Wii was because we wanted to bring the Sonic 4 saga to the widest possible audience. Episode II unfortunately will not be coming to the Wii – for reasons most people have probably guessed, but that doesn’t mean the SEGA isn’t supporting Nintendo platforms, we have a very strong partnership and will continue to do so."

So that’s kind of like a big F U to Sonic fans that have Wii, isn’t it?  It’ll only be on XBOX 360, PS3, and smartphones. 

I only bring this up because I have heard Sonic fans complain so much about Sonic over the years and I don’t understand how they continue to enjoy his games.  It’s like a TV show that was good at first, but then starts releasing crappy episode after crappy episode until it’s almost unwatchable.  After awhile, people get sick of it and move on.  Not Sonic fans.  They’ll bitch about all the crappy episodes and request, “sir, may I have another.”   

But rumor has it Sonic 4: Episode 2 isn’t coming to Wii because of Nintendo’s 40 MB limit for WiiWare games.  The same reason Super Meat Boy couldn’t be on Wii. 

So, should we all be blaming Nintendo?  If Nintendo didn’t have the limit, you’d be enjoying another entry in the Sonic the Hedgehog series.  It’s their fault, right?  What do you think?  

Who cares?  Sonic sucks anyway.  (Sorry.  That was 90s me talking).