BioWare Working On Sonic RPG

SonicTalk about a pleasant surprise… Sega has announced today that it has forged a partnership with award-winning development studio BioWare for the creation of a Sonic The Hedgehog role-playing game. This Sonic RPG has yet to be given an official title, but has been confirmed to be in development for the Nintendo DS targeting an undisclosed released date sometime in 2008.

“BioWare is one of the hottest names in RPG development in the world,” said Simon Jeffery, President and COO, SEGA of America, Inc. “Everyone at SEGA has huge confidence that Sonic is in the safest of hands, and that BioWare can create the ultimate handheld RPG experience for gamers of all ages.”

“We’re thrilled to be working with SEGA on Sonic, one of the industry’s most enduring and compelling icons,” said Greg Zeschuk, president of BioWare. “As huge fans of Sonic ourselves, we’re committed to delivering a truly amazing story-driven experience within the Sonic universe, focusing on capturing the character’s broad appeal and placing him in a completely original adventure,” added Ray Muzyka, chief executive officer of BioWare.

I never imagined I’d see a Sonic The Hedgehog RPG come along and I’m not sure how well it can work, but hey, Mario has been quite successful in his RPG adventures so why not Sonic? At any rate, with BioWare at the helm it’s hard to imagine the game being anything but ambitious and high quality, so this is definitely a title to watch out for. Hopefully we’ll find out more at E3…

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