Sega of Europe’s Official Website has recently added a short and straight to the point ARTICLE on Sonic, and about him being inducted into the ‘Walk of Game’. The article features some info, as well as some quotes.
Since the recent discussion and interest on Shadow The Hedgehog, there was not a respectable news report on celebrating Sonic being inducted into the ‘Walk of Game’. On Tuesday, March 8th, Sonic was inducted along with Mario, Halo, Nolan Bushnell, Shigeru Miyamoto, and Link. Sonic The Hedgehog beat out such competition as Solid Snake (Metal Gear) and Lara Croft (Tomb Raider). The 6 inductees of the ‘Walk of Game’ were the very first in its history.
On the 8th March, the Game Developer’s Conference’s “Walk of Game” ceremony was the time for SEGA America to display its new game in development: Shadow the Hedgehog.
As Sonic the Hedgehog was awarded a place in the Walk of Game, SEGA took the opportunity to speak at length about Sonic’s achievements. This followed a trailer where Sonic’s brief game history was shot to pieces by an approaching Shadow, gun in hand.
The gameplay in the brief, trailer video included familiar Sonic Adventure 2 level design aspects coupled with the novelty of shooting, as seen in other platformers such as Ratchet and Clank. More game features were teased, involving various ‘Sonic Battle’ style charge moves and some sort of ‘hyperspeed’ warping mode.