Sonic Rush Adventure

Jonny Axehandle 04-16-2007 05:03 PM
Best news since I played a demo of Sonic Next.


Sequel to Critically-Acclaimed Sonic Rush is now in Development

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (April 16, 2007) - SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America Inc. today announced the development of Sonic Rush Adventure™ for the Nintendo DS™ system. Sonic Rush Adventure will seamlessly utilise both screens of the Nintendo DS to navigate the high seas in search of pirate treasure, delivering Sonic’s classic high-speed 2D gameplay in the ultimate Sonic handheld experience. Developed by SEGA Studios, Sonic Rush Adventure for the Nintendo DS will be available in Autumn 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 retain the DS action that fans loved so much from Sonic Rush™, as well as providing a new high seas adventure where Sonic clashes with ruthless pirates. Players will set off from Windmill Village as Sonic and blast their way through seven action-packed and widely diverse levels. Sonic Rush Adventure will make full use of the DS Download Play feature and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, which enables gamers to compete with friends in wireless racing and mission-based battles.

Guide Sonic through numerous action stages in the fast and furious single player mode, whilst collecting valuable items and materials that enable Sonic and Tails to track down the villainous pirates. With a fleet of up to five ships, including a submarine, water bike and hovercraft, Sonic Rush Adventure uses the Touch Screen technology in exciting new ways. Use the Nintendo DS Stylus to help control vessels as they race across the ocean gathering rings, performing tricks, and torching pirate boats, whilst engaging in fierce ship-to-ship battles. At the end of each level, epic 3D boss battles spanning both screens will test gamers skills to result in an ultimate showdown with the evil boss character, Captain Whisker.

Sonic Rush Adventure allows players to bounce, fly, swing, ride and run through grand environments of lush forests, an ominous ghost ship, snow covered mountains, pirate villages and a vast underwater sea cave. Along the way there will be a variety of enemy characters to battle against including robots, skeleton warriors, pterodactyls, and a robotic triceratops.

Hanyou 04-16-2007 05:11 PM
A couple things.

One: Sonic Rush had an absolutely terrible soundtrack. They should return to Sonic's roots with more upbeat tracks reminiscent of the old Genesis games.

Two: I don't want to be collecting parts for ships in a Sonic game. WTF is the deal with this? I'm more wary of the collection aspect than anything else, because we see how this has worked in past Sonic games.

The last good Sonic game was Sonic Adventure. The last great one was Sonic and Knuckles. It doesn't look like that's about to change, and I'm damn sceptical about ANY new Sonic games. The franchise, once my favorite, has let me down too many times.
Dangerous 04-17-2007 09:39 AM
Anyway this is a Sonic Adventure video game, so I love it, even if I didn't try it. I love all the Sonic Adventures sagas. Smile
Inigo Montoya 04-19-2007 11:28 AM
Eh, say what you will, but Sonic Rush was still fun. [mutters: except for that lousy final Eggman boss...]

But still, this seems to be worth looking further into. I'll definitely consider getting a copy.
The Baker St. Irregular 04-19-2007 11:37 AM
Originally posted by The Dungeon Master
Eh, say what you will, but Sonic Rush was still fun. [mutters: except for that lousy final Eggman boss...]

But still, this seems to be worth looking further into. I'll definitely consider getting a copy.

Ahh! Finally, someone to agree with! Sonic Rush brought back memories of the olden days of my now deceased Genesis. I personally liked the music since it was done by Hideki Naganuma, who did some of the songs for Jet Grind Radio and Jest Set Radio Future.
Inigo Montoya 04-19-2007 11:48 AM
JSRF's soundtrack made my ears bleed.


Still, the good old Genesis-Era rushing about... Yeah. Though the Sonic Advance games were much the same. And they didn't have that idiotic Eggman Nega.
The Big Finale 04-19-2007 11:51 AM
______ + Pirates is never a bad idea.

I wonder if this "Captain Whisker" is going to be a new character, or Eggman dressed up like Jack Sparrow. Either one works.