Sonic The Hedgehog 4 - Episode 2 Beta 8 Leaked Download Discussion Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II is the second part of the episodic game Sonic the Hedgehog 4, and is slated to be released sometime in 2012. It was announced by Gamespot via a teaser trailer, but not much else is known about the game itself other than a few bits of information. The first is that Sega has announced Tails will be in the game. This was first noticed due to a Sega Blog tidbit relating to a poem called "The Hedgehog and the Fox", which would refer to both Sonic and Tails. He was later confirmed in both a teaser trailer and the logo's official reveal. Metal Sonic will be in Episode II as well, shown in the secret ending of Episode 1 and the new teaser trailer. Sega has stated numerous times that they have taken the strong feedback given to them about Episode 1 and taken it into account, resulting in a "new physics engine" and a "new graphics engine". Uncurling from ramps is also supposedly gone. Recently, the game's product page on Xbox Live Arcade leaked out several pieces of brand new information about the game, including four brand new zones (with one of the four being a "throwback" zone), Offline and Online Co-Op Multiplayer, and a brand new Special Stage, which is based on the Special Stage featured in "Sonic the Hedgehog 2". 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. Leak 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. Prototype Issues: 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. Pressing 0 on the keyboard (or LT on an Xbox 360 controller) increases the number of rings in stock by 99. This can be used to easily increase lives. Links removed due to copyright infringement, please use this thread for discussion only.