November 18, 2008 - SEGA of America, Inc. is happy to announce that Sonic Unleashed for the Wii home video game system and the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system has officially shipped to stores across North America. Packed with stunning internationally-inspired locations and classic fast-paced gameplay, Sonic Unleashed promises an action-packed adventure for gamers of all ages featuring an extensive variety of missions and puzzle stages as well as unlockable content throughout the game for players to uncover.
Developed by Sonic Team in Japan, Sonic Unleashed is filled with classic 2D/3D gameplay and incredibly fast daytime action. Sonic has a series of new moves that make him even faster including the Sonic Drift (to corner quickly without losing speed), Ring Energy (faster speeds brings more ring energy), QuickStep (to move side to side without losing momentum), and Sonic Boost (uses Ring Energy to give Sonic a speed boost)-each move allows Sonic to reach unparalleled high speeds. Bringing a new twist on the Sonic series, Sonic Unleashed also introduces the Werehog - Sonic's dark alter ego who comes out when the moon shines bright. Within the nightime levels, players can take advantage of the Werehog's strong and flexible arms to fight tough enemies using his powerful punch and crazy combat moves. Gamers can also use the Werehog's stretchy abilities to climb and swing reaching all new heights in the game.
Sonic Unleashed takes players around the world to beautiful environments inspired by Greece, China, Africa, the Arctic and many other exotic lands filled with twists and turns. In this epic adventure, Dr.Robotnik has once again wreaked havoc and, using the Chaos Emeralds, awakened a dark force known as the Dark Gaia. When the Dark Gaia wakes, he breaks apart the world, leaving Sonic to bring it back together. But the power used to wake this evil creature has also impacted our hero. When the nighttime arrives, Sonic transforms into the Werehog. Playing both daytime and nighttime levels, players will explore amazing environments and uncover a series of alternate paths, all with the goal to bring the world back to one united planet.
Sonic Unleashed will be available for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft on November 24th and the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system version available in December 2008.