Bioware takes control of Sonic RPG

Written by Joe Martin

June 28, 2007 | 11:45

Tags: #baldur #blue #hedgehog #neverwinter #robotnik #rpg #sonic #tails

Companies: #bioware #sega

It was announced just a little while ago that Sega had appointed role-playing game specialist, Bioware, in charge of the new Sonic the Hedgehog game for the DS. At the time it seemed an unusual and radical step and that feeling still hasn't subsided, though it is now accompanied by just a little bit of excitement.

A few more details crept out today when Sega of America's President and COO, Simon Jeffery, told the world just why Sega felt that sonic had to undergo such a transformation after about a thousand lacklustre games on a similar theme;

"We recognized the need to revitalize Sonic and bring something new to the franchise. An RPG was something totally different for Sonic, it felt fresh and exciting. Knowing that we had the opportunity to work with a renowned developer like Bioware on this game confirmed that it was the right opportunity for us to now bring this vision to life."

So, it sounds like Bioware has been given almost full creative reign over the new adventures of the blue blur. Exciting stuff and we're willing to bet that the game will star Sonic as the orphaned son of the God of Speed who, unable to die, must journey through the land of Neverwinter Nights while learning Kung-Fu.

Or, maybe not.

What form could the Sonic RPG DS take and will it be any good? Let us know your thoughts in our forums.
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