Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II out now

Away from all your Max Paynes (which won’t be released in Europe, Australia and Asia until Friday) and the Diablos, a more humble game has stepped up into this dangerously populated release window: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II.

The game releases today on the North American PlayStation Store and Xbox LIVE and worldwide on the Steam for you Windows PC gamers. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II follows the events after Episode I and features the return of best bud Miles “Tails” Prower, playable in this game, and Metal Sonic onto high-definition screens through four worlds to stop the dastardly Dr. Eggman. Owning both episodes on Steam will unlock Episode Metal, allowing players to play as Metal Sonic and take a look at how Metal Sonic came back.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II is available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC, but not the Wii. The mobile version for iOS, Android and Windows Phone 7 will be rolled out in the coming months.