No Multiplayer or Co-op in Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2?

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 now has a product page on and in it there is yesterday’s trailer up for download to your Xbox 360 console as well as a few more details about the game. It seems the game won’t feature multiplayer or co-op, despite Tails’ inclusion. Online leaderboards are returning and the game will also support full 1080p resolution and in-game Dolby Digital.

The product description reads:

The Sonic 4 Saga continues in Episode II, with the return of Tails and Metal Sonic! In the follow up to Episode I there are surprises in store with the arrival of Sonic’s legendary sidekick Tails! Race across all new zones and defeat the evil forces of Dr. Eggman and fearsome rival Metal Sonic. The wait is finally over when the game releases in 2012


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  1. Hopefully that’s just lack of information and more is yet to be reviled in 2012!
    I can’t wait to see Tail fail at hitting enemies, spikes and failing down bottomless pits like Sonic the Hedgehog 2 😀
    I miss hearing the Death sound every time Tails fails at life lol.

  2. Sonic Team. Give this game online co-op with Sonic and Tails able to have their own screens and people will love you forever. They really will.

  3. If you’re not gonna make co-op for the friend missions in Generations, at least have them in here Sega, xD

      1. That rival battle with Shadow on Generations was a nice racing style. They should do that. Kinda like Generations, only more recreations of old zones, some new ones, add all the characters and then you have an actual Sonic racing game. Riders made no sense. If he’s the fastest thing alive, why did he need a board?

  4. I am extremely upset, we never get a two player or co op mode anymore. I’d love to race somebody online from across the world or with a friend locally. Why does sega always make it a single player experience? A lot of fans would like a chance to race somebody. Generations’. 3ds co op was bad because you couldn’t even see the other person just a little symbol with a star and wings on it. Come on Sega give us a chance to have that classic Sonic 2 multiplayer style gameplay. Eh?

  5. Seriously, Sega? The whole reason we wanted Tails was for a fun multiplayer experience like in Sonic 2. Take that away and the whole game’s pointless!

  6. Just including Tails and improving physics and new levels wont save STH 4-2.

    The game to me is already looking to be a fail. No co-op? No 2 player? Two MAJOR things that made STH2 the series onward succesfull in the 1st place. And not to mention the lack of a 3rd playable such as Knuckles. Where the fuck has he been lately? I am not excited for STH 4-2 but I will be staying on top of its development updates.

    1. I’m pretty sure they are gonna save Knuckles Cream and Amy for Episode 3. Maybe then we get multiplayer…unless they surprise everyone with co-op during the actual trailer.

  7. The Sonic 2 two player mode ‘split screen’ was the greatest two player mode every created. I was and still is so much fun. The best of five: score, item boxes, rings, total rings and whoever finished the zone first. I would love that to be in Ep2.

  8. I’m gonna wait until the OFFICIAL announcement of whether or not 2 player is in before I start raging on the forums, thank you very much.

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