Sega’s mascot has been naturally pushed into racing games and successfully starred in his own pinball game. However, even at the height of his popularity he has never starred in an RPG. Bioware, the developers of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic series, is about to change that. They are about to develop the first RPG with Sonic and his pals.
"We're thrilled to be working with SEGA on Sonic, one of the industry's most enduring and compelling icons," said Greg Zeschuk, president of BioWare. "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," added Ray Muzyka, chief executive officer of BioWare.
The unnamed Sonic the Hedgehog RPG is scheduled to come out in 2008 for the Nintendo DS. Since the Sonic universe is pretty massive they could base the story around the 1990’s Sonic cartoon where he is a freedom fighter or make it a comical RPG kind of like Mario & Luigi’s romp. As long as it doesn’t involve Sonic with teenage angst trying to foil a plot with Silver travelling through time and some human princess that has a crush on Sonic I’ll welcome Bioware’s project with open arms.