Bioware Developing Sonic RPG For DS

In one of the most confusing and downright weird announcements yet revealed in 2007 Sega and Bioware (of Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights, Knights of the Old Republic and Mass Effect fame) have jointly announce they will be publishing and developing a RPG based on Sega’s classic, and flagship icon, Sonic The Hedgehog. The game is currently scheduled to ship for the Nintendo DS sometime in 2008.

BioWare is one of the hottest names in RPG development in the world,” said Simon Jeffery, President and COO, SEGA of America, Inc. “Everyone at SEGA has huge confidence that Sonic is in the safest of hands, and that BioWare can create the ultimate handheld RPG experience for gamers of all ages.

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.

Also if you are saying to yourself that ‘this is to weird to be true‘ then please direct yourself to the official Bioware site and view the press release.