Visiting Sega's booth for a little hands-on time with Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1
, a representative told us something that fans may find a little disconcerting. Someone asked the representative if Sonic was the only playable character, to which the rep replied that Sonic is
the only playable character "in Episode 1." While he wouldn't confirm if future episodes will have other playable characters, he certainly hinted at the possibility.
Consider our fingers crossed for Big the Cat.