E3: Sonic Speeds to the Wii Console
The blue dude with the 'tude will make his debut on the Wii in Sonic Wild Fire
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON - Sonic The Hedgehog rewrites the Arabian Nights in a completely new adventure exclusive to the Nintendo Wii.
SEGA of America and SEGA Europe has announced Sonic Wild Fire (working title) exclusively for the Wii. Developed by SEGA Studios, Sonic Wild Fire stars the blue hedgehog on his first solo adventure since the original Sonic The Hedgehog in 1991. This action game takes advantage of the innovative Wii controller as Sonic combines his trademark high-speed action with easy to play controls to offer a brand new experience for Sonic fans.
Sonic's new adventure unfolds from a storybook of the classic tale, Arabian Nights, the last several pages from the book have gone missing, and it's up to Sonic to re-create the story. The environments provide for a new look to the franchise filled with brightly colored mosaic tiles, glistening oases, swaying palm trees, and crumbling stone columns. Sonic activates specific areas in the prismatic environment to pull off new tricks and stunts, in addition to interacting head-on with various obstacles by jumping, dodging, and dashing.
"Sonic Wild Fire and the innovative Wii controller changes the way gamers play interactive entertainment," said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of SEGA of America, Inc. "SEGA is excited to lead the game play revolution through its support of Wii with a Sonic release built exclusively for this new system."
Gamers will use the Wii controller to steer Sonic and experience an untapped freedom in game play and control for the Sonic franchise. Hold the controller horizontally with two hands and tilt left and right to steer Sonic on different paths and maneuver from obstacles and enemies. Continue to tilt and fling forward to dash-attack ground and air enemies and to break down barriers. In addition to the main game is an array of controller-focused mini-games which in hopes make Sonic Wild Fire fun to play alone or as a multiplayer game with friends.
Sonic Wild Fire will be dashing to Wii's everywhere in 2007. For more information on SEGA's Road to E3 2006, please visit the official E3 page at www.sega.com/e3.