Sega Also Talk Sonic Riders

SEGA Europe today confirmed the development of Sonic Ridersfor the PlayStation2, Xbox & GameCube. Developed by SONIC TEAM, Sonic Riders integrates Extreme sports, high-speed racing and head-to-head battles, offering a new racing experience with Sonic which is unlike any before in other racing games. Sonic Riders is slated to ship in Winter 2006.

In Sonic Riders, Dr. Eggman challenges Sonic and his friends to a Worldwide Grand Prix, and the prize for coming out on top is an ultra-rare Chaos Emerald! Gliding on air boards – which are performance-oriented for each playable character – gamers will experience a heightened sense of Extreme sports-style racing tension as Sonic and his pals perform tricks and stunts over treacherous wide-open terrain.

It’s been great watching this game develop over the last year into what it has now become – and that’s a perfect blend of character, speed and competitive gameplay“, commented Matt Woodley, Creative Director, SEGA Europe and SEGA America. “This game will delight Sonic fans of all ages“.

Sonic is dubbed the speediest on the ground, but will he be able to out run all the others on his air board? Could Dr. Eggman and his legendary air rider group, The Band of Thieves Babylon, have a shot at winning the Chaos Emerald this time around?

Now, gamers will have the chance to play as one of their favourite Sonic characters or compete against three other friends to determine the champion of the Worldwide Grand Prix!