Sega has announced details of the next Sonic game, Wild Fire, which will be released exclusively for Nintendo’s Wii console in 2007.
The latest instalment in the series, which has been running since 1991, is set in the themed world of the Arabian Nights. The story is that the final chapters of the story have gone missing, and Sonic must recreate them (probably in faster form than originally intended.)
This shift in setting is intended to provide a fresh looking environment for players to whiz around in. And the whizzing in Wild Fire will not be your childhood whizzing either, with the game taking full advantage of the Wii controller – for example one can hold the controller horizontally with two hands and tilt left and right to steer, and continue to tilt and fling forward to dash-attack.
The Nintendo press conference will be held in the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood later today.
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