Sonic is officially coming back to the big stage in his own game, Sonic Unleashed. The past couple of weeks there have been lots of speculation and rumors due to a leak of pictures and gameplay video that had Sonic in places we hadn’t seen previously. It was thought that these pictures and videos were from Sonic Unleashed, but SEGA never officially confirmed it. Well they have now. Sean Ratcliffe, Vice President of Marketing at SEGA of America had this to say about the future of Sonic.
“It is an exciting time for the Sonic franchise as we look to reinvent our hero while staying true to the spirit of what made him an industry icon. Sonic Unleashed will introduce a new, unexpected storyline along with innovative gameplay that compliments traditional skills and features, allowing players to experiment and engage in new ways.”
More info from the press release that gives some details on Sonic’s story and gameplay.
“Having been broken apart by the evil Dr. Eggman, it’s up to Sonic to put the pieces of the world back together again by retrieving the power of the chaos emeralds! In doing so, Sonic will find himself in a race against time and [be] faced with an unusual situation that will challenge him in ways never before seen. Both day and night play different, yet important, roles in Sonic’s newest quest. as the sun sets, a new adventure awakens. By completing a wide variety of action-packed stages, spanning the seven broken continents of the world, gamers will need to unleash Sonic’s amazing abilities to save the world, and himself!”
Although no date has been set for a release, expect to hear more about this game in the future as SEGA works to revive what was once a proud and respected franchise.
What do you guys think? Will SEGA get it right this time or will they just get our hopes up with promising gameplay footage and flashy pictures only to let us down? Let us know what you think.