SEGA has formally announced the next adventure for Sonic the Hedgehog and pals is currently in development by the Sonic Team and planned for release on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, and Playstation 2.
Sonic Unleashed will, of course, see Sonic running and jumping throughout a variety of worlds. Gameplay will take place in both day and night environments that span every continent of our planet.
Running at high speeds will be improved by four new speed mechanics that will take advantage of an all-new “Hedgehog Engine,” designed specifically to showcase the new visuals at Sonic’s new speeds. The engine has been in development for over three years.
New to the Sonic universe and a departure from the Sonic norm is the ability for the spiked hedgehog to fight back with his fists. How exactly combat will be integrated remains to be seen.
Be on the lookout for more on Sonic Unleashed in the months ahead.