THQ Ships Sonic Advance to US Retailers

The day has finally come for US fans – Sonic Advance has been shipped to retailers, courtesy of THQ. You might remember that SEGA signed a deal with THQ to publish a number of Game Boy Advance titles; Sonic Advance is among them. Read on for the full press release, fired to the media by THQ.

THQ has announced that it has shipped Sonic Advance, as well as Columns Crown and Puyo Pop, to stores. Sonic Advance marks the first appearance of Sega’s mascot on Nintendo’s handheld. The game is a completely new Sonic adventure, and it features levels such as a casino zone, a factory zone, and a beach zone, among others. On hand to help out will also be plenty of familiar Sonic characters, such as Tails and Knuckles, both of which can glide across levels for short periods of time. Sonic Advance is also the first domestic game to support the GameCube and Game Boy Advance link cable, which enables players to transfer data on their chaos.