Sega has been a rather unpredictable company as of late. A new NiGHTS game, a Sonic & Mario Sports game, various company acquisitions, and now this: a Sonic RPG from the makers of the critically acclaimed games Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Jade Empire.
Sega has already teamed up with BioWare for an RPG based on the Alien movie franchise, so their choice of developer comes as no surprise.
The title is coming to Nintendo’s DS handheld, and is expected to arrive sometime in 2008.
Sega President and COO Simon Jeffrey had this to say: “BioWare is one of the hottest names in RPG development in the world. 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.”
The President of BioWare, Greg Zeschuk, said “We’re thrilled to be working with SEGA on Sonic, one of the industry’s most enduring and compelling icons.”
“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.” BioWare CEO Ray Muzky added.
So far, this is all that has been revealed. We’ll bring you more info as it develops.