For a character whose gimmick is speed, Sega sure does like to take their sweet time with the information. But at long last, several months later, we’ve gotten an official release date for SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 4: EPISODE 1, as well as pricing.
The game hits iTunes/iPhone/iPod Touch first on October 7th (no concrete price for that yet, but probably in the $7-9.99 range), and gets a few days exclusivity. After that, Sonic hits the Wii first on October 11th, at 1500 Wii points, the PSN on October 12th for $14.99, and finally lands on XBLA on October 13 for 1200 Microsoft Points.
As you can see, the latest release of everyone’s favorite Blue Hedgehog is going to run you roughly $15 wherever you go. STH4:E1 is touted in the first of a series; however, while the main game has a cliffhanger ending to it, the complete ending is mercilessly built in to the game…assuming you can collect all the Chaos Emeralds.