Sonic Wild Fire confirmed for the Wii

[quote=“Gamespot”]Last year, Sega announced it was working on a Sonic game for two next-generation consoles–the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. This morning, at the stroke of midnight, the publisher revealed its emblematic blue hedgehog will be rolling onto the last of the three new consoles–the Nintendo Wii. “Sega is excited to lead the gameplay revolution through its support of Wii with a Sonic release built exclusively for this new system,” said Scott Steinberg, Sega of America’s vice president.

The Wii-only title in question is Sonic Wild Fire, an adventure game inspired by the classic fairy tales of the Arabian Nights. Unsurprisingly, it will take advantage of the Wii’s motion-sensing controller. Players will hold the controller horizontally, tilting it forward quickly to “dash-attack” foes. Sonic’s movement will also be controlled by tilting the controller left or right, much like a steering wheel.

Besides the main campaign, Sonic Wild Fire will also have an assortment of minigames, all of which focus on the Wii’s motion-sensing controller. While still unrated, the game does have a broad release window–the year 2007. GameSpot will have more details as soon as they become available.[/quote]

Sounds interesting, I’ll be keeping an eye on this game for sure.

Could be interesting, could be another so-so Sonic game. Either way, I’ll be keeping an eye out.

Sounds like it has potential but I’ll want to see a lot more details before I’d judge if it’s a good game or not. There are plenty of ways to stuff the idea in development.

IGN have posted a whole bunch of screenshots on their site:

It’s looking good. I’m just curious as to how it’s going to control.

I think it’s going to control sort of like a racing game, mainly going forward and tilting the controller to turn left and right to dodge obstacles. It has been mentioned that you can slowdown/stop/backtrack by pulling the controller up I think. Not sure how the attacks work but probably not too disimilar to the previous 3D sonic games. I imagine it will also have other gameplay variations almost like mini games, similar to the part shown on that ledge during the video, probably having to do some motion with the controller to get him to move. And yeah, it does look good and quite next gen-ish contrary to what most ppl think of the Wii… The screens seem to all be taken from the same sequence as in the video though, so sadly nothing really new in them.