In an interview that recently hit the Web, Sega has announced that Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 will launch in the App Store at some point next year.

Already, the first episode of Sonic The Hedgehog 4 is available in the App Store ($0.99). However, the game has been around for a while now and, though other Sonic titles have launched on Apple’s iOS platform, fans are excited for the second episode in the all-new Sonic The Hedgehog 4 game series.

Sega promises to have taken fans’ criticism on board during the development of episode two, and notes that the game will be powered by a brand new graphics and physics engine. This means the momentum-style physics of the application (something that arguably didn’t work well in the first episode) has, according to Sega, been much improved in episode two.

Unfortunately, no exact release date has been announced, with Sega only specifying that Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 will hit the App Store next year.

For more information, including a video interview with Ken Balough, head on over to Gamespot.