Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II (Beta 8)
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|Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II (Beta 8)|
|Prerelease of: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II|
|System: Windows (Steam)|
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II (Beta 8) is a prototype version of Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II for Windows PC. It was accidentally released via the Steam store on April 21, 2012. The build appears to be mostly complete and is fully playable.
At midnight EST on April 21st, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II was made available for pre-order on the Steam store. Users who preordered the game found that they were able to download and play this build of the game. This security hole was fixed the following morning, and users who preordered the game afterwards could not download the game. Those who had previously downloaded it are locked out once their Steam library updates (via restarting Steam, for instance), thus making the game unplayable without use of a crack. However, videos, music, and other leaked material from the game still had time to surface before access was removed.
- Certain textures in Sylvania Castle Zone often fail to load, resulting in flat white geometry.
- The game crashes upon switching windows if run in full-screen mode for some people.
- Pressing 0 on the keyboard (or on an Xbox 360 controller) increases the number of rings in stock by 99 which can be used to easily increase lives. This may be a debugging tool left in by the developers.
- Lightning effects are missing when the game is played in the highest resolutions.
- Steam Leak response from Ken Balough (archive)
|Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II|
|Sonic the Hedgehog games for the following systems|
| 2010 Sonic the Hedgehog | Sonic Spinball | Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine | Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island | Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing 2011 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 | Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles | Sonic Adventure | Sonic Generations 2012 Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I | Sonic the Hedgehog CD | Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II | Sonic Adventure 2 2013 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed 2015 Sonic Lost World 2017 Sonic Mania | Sonic Forces 2019 Team Sonic Racing 2022 Sonic Origins | Sonic Frontiers |
Prototypes Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II (Beta 8)