The whole quick-fire episodic plan hasn't quite worked out for Sonic 4. Episode 2 has taken far longer to arrive than expected, and now it's highly unlikely we'll ever see an Episode 3. Sound familiar, Valve fans?
Sonic Team producer Takashi Iizuka has told Digital Spy that the team has 'no plans' to continue beyond the second Episode (thanks Joystiq).
"We are looking forward to hearing the feedback from the users for Episode 2, but we are currently not planning to release another episode," he said, turning smiley faces upside down.
"We just want to see how the users accept this episode," he added.
Cheer up though. Episode 2 is still around the corner and, as you can see from a new trailer released today, it's looking mint.