There had been some speculation that Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 would not come to WiiWare, despite the fact that Episode 1 did make it to the Nintendo home console. Not only that, it was released on WiiWare before XBLA and PSN, and the game received the best scores on WiiWare (Metacritic 81, compared to 70-74 for iOS, PSN, and XBLA).
Despite all that, all rumors have are confirmed. When asked in the company’s forums, “If episode II will not be available for Wii… then why was Episode I available for Wii,” SEGA’s Ken Balough responded:
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.
There you have it. They have not given much of a reason other than a joking answer when “money” was given as a suggested answer to the question before Balough responded. Would they really lose money putting Episode 2 on WiiWare? Would it not sell? At least, as of right now, SEGA does not seem convinced that Sonic on WiiWare will make them any money.
What do you think? Should they put it on WiiWare? Should they pursue the Wii U instead? Should they put it on the 3DS eShop? We want to hear your thoughts.