Sonic Rivals is the name of Sonic’s first Sony handheld outing. In Sonic Rivals, you can control any of four characters, each with a different unfolding storyline including Sonic and Knuckles, racing against other players, plus rivals like the evil Shadow.
The game also makes use of an extensive rewards system, based on collecting trading cards, allowing players to customise their favourite characters. So when you play wirelessly against mates, you can put trading cards on the line for even more multiplayer challenges.
Youâ€™ll make use of boost moves and power-ups to trip, shove, and vault over each other to make it to the finishing line first. Whilst negotiating the wildly twisting 3D tracks at breakneck speeds, you will also have to watch out for that little creep, Dr. Eggman.
Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Marketing of SEGA of America, says “Sonic Rivals brings back the classic 2D platform gameplay that started it all, and douses it with vibrant three-dimensional environments. In this heated rivalry, gamers are tested to prove not only who’s the fastest but who has the best head-to-head gameplay strategy.”
Since its debut on the SEGA Genesis in 1991, Sega has sold over 44 million Sonic The Hedgehog games. This year Sonic celebrates his 15th birthday.
Sonic Rivals will be out this autumn.