Another 2D Sonic game is on its way ... with some 3D and touch screen controls.
SEGA ANNOUNCES SONIC RUSH ADVENTURE FOR THE NINTENDO DS
Sequel to Critically-Acclaimed Sonic Rush in Development
SAN FRANCISCO (April 16, 2007) - SEGA® of America Inc. today announced the development of Sonic Rush Adventure™ for the Nintendo DS™ system. Sonic Rush Adventure will seamlessly utilize both screens of the Nintendo DS to navigate the high seas in search of pirate treasure and deliver Sonic’s classic high-speed 2D gameplay in the ultimate Sonic handheld experience. Developed by SEGA Studios, Sonic Rush Adventure for the DS will be available in fall 2007.
Sonic returns to the Nintendo DS in an all-new frantic adventure complete with dizzying dives, near vertical curves and brain twisting loops. Sonic Rush Adventure will deliver the dual screen action fans loved in Sonic Rush™, as well as a new high seas adventure where Sonic clashes with ruthless pirates. As Sonic, players will set off from Windmill Village to blast through seven action-packed and widely diverse levels that continue the great 2D gameplay experience from the original Sonic Rush.
Players will speed through action stages to uncover valuable items and materials which allow Tails to build new ships to help Sonic track down the villainous pirates. With a fleet of up to five ships, including a submarine, water bike, and hovercraft, players will use the touch screen technology in exciting new ways, controlling their ships as they race across the ocean gathering rings, performing tricks, and torching pirate ships in fierce ship-to-ship battles. At the end of each level, players will test their skills in epic 3D boss battles spanning both screens, including the ultimate showdown with the evil boss character, Captain Whisker.
In Sonic Rush Adventure, players will bounce, fly, swing, ride and run through grand environments that will include lust forests, an ominous ghost ship, snow covered mountains, pirate villages and a vast underwater sea cave. Along the way, players will do battle with a variety of enemy characters including robots, skeleton warriors, pterodactyls, and a robotic triceratops.
Additionally, players will be able to compete with friends in wireless racing and mission-based battles using the DS Download Play feature or Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.