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Joseph Rositano
04 Apr, 2008

Sega officially announce Sonic Unleashed

Wii News | About time.
After weeks of speculation, Sega have sent out a press release today officially announcing Sonic Unleashed for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2 and Wii.

According to Sega, Sonic Unleashed will run on a brand new engine called the ‘Hedgehog Engine,’ which has apparently been in development for three years and introduces ‘seamless 3D to classic 2D camera transitions.’ Additionally, the Hedgehog Engine provides visually stunning environments along with classic Sonic gameplay, which Sega have promised will ‘help re-define the experience for Sonic fans and newcomers to the franchise.’

Along with today’s announcement were details concerning the game’s plot: The evil Dr. Eggman is up to his old tricks again. This time he has broken the world into pieces, and Sonic needs to obtain the Chaos Emeralds to put them back together. The game will apparently span across the seven continents of the world, and challenge Sonic in ways never before seen. Apart from his trademark high-speed running, Sonic will also be able to engage in combat that will add ‘depth and variety to the game’.

“By combining rich and vibrant scenery with dynamic viewpoints Sonic Unleashed will provide an immersive 3D experience whilst keeping alive the 2D gameplay elements and fantastic worlds that Sonic fans know and love” commented Gary Knight, European Marketing Director for SEGA Europe. “In addition to this classic Sonic gaming experience, when darkness sets in Sonic Unleashed players will be able to experience a completely new way to play as Sonic… making this his most exciting adventure yet!”

Sonic Unleashed is scheduled to be released later this year. We have included two new screenshots in the media panel.

Related Sonic Unleashed Content

E3 2008: Sega lets Sonic off the leash
16 Jul, 2008 With some new screens of the blue hedgehog.
Sonic Unleashed screens
19 May, 2008 Looking fast.
Sonic Unleashed began as Sonic Adventure 3
10 Apr, 2008 Game will be different to previous Sonic 3D outings.
4 Comments
6 years ago
Looks alright, but i think SONIC should be shown the way of 'old yella'.
6 years ago
Didn't see this one coming.
6 years ago
ADiscoMassacre wrote
Looks alright, but i think SONIC should be shown the way of 'old yella'.
I think Sonic's got enough sh!tty friends to now add another yellow dog to the team. Enough is enough!
6 years ago
Sega seems to be listening. Then again.. PR spin is always supposed to boost consumer confidence and prompt the opening of wallets like tulips in the springtime..

Time will tell on zis one herr dokter.
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Australian Release Date:
  19/12/2008 (Confirmed)
Standard Retail Price:
  $99.95 AU
Publisher:
  SEGA Australia
Genre:
  Action
Year Made:
  2008

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