Whilst the TSS crew were at Video Games Live last night watching things rock out, we were surprised that the set contained no Sonic the Hedgehog medley this year. We didn’t mind though, as someone on stage let slip that co-creator and presenter, Tommy Tallarico, is to be working on the music to Sonic and the Black Knight.
The reveal came during the evening show when the editor for the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition, Keith Pullin, took the stage to award Tommy with for his contribution to video game music (some 200-odd games he’s composed for, from Earthworm Jim to Disney’s Alladin to Metroid Prime). Pullin stated that Tallarico is working on a Sonic the Hedgehog game, whilst the presenter turned to the audience and shhh’d everyone down. Even ArchAngelUK, Sega Europe’s community manager, was surprised of the detail.
During the meet and greet later on, we spoke to Tommy and he told us that he was working with Richard Jacques on the same title. He did not commit to say which Sonic game he is working on, but given Unleashed is a month or so away, the only likely contender is Black Knight.
It will be Tommy Tallarico’s first Sonic game, and being a massive fan of the guy myself I can’t wait to hear what he’s got going for the slash and dash ’em-up. We’ll keep you posted on any further developments.