I think it’s safe too say there hasn’t been a really decent Sonic the Hedgehog game since the 3 main titles on the Mega Drive/Genesis… Even the lofted Sonic Adventure games lost their way by introducing free roaming levels and strange western-unfriendly plots that only served to confuse things (he’s Robotnik, not Eggman goddammit!).
Since then, it’s been a sine wave of marginal success and abject failure for the cobalt-blue erinaceinae – For every positive entry in the series (Sonic RPG), there is a Sonic the Hedgehog.
On the current fad nations favourite platform, a new Sonic continuity was created, dubbed the Storybook series. [...]
Sega has confirmed that the Nintendo Power Scans showing “Sonic and the Black Knight” are indeed true.
The game is a followup to Sonic and The Secret Rings, and continues the storybook theme as the game sees Sonic transported to Medieval England to help King Arthur…or something. It’s being made by Sonic Team Japan, presumably the same guys behind Secret Rings (which we quite liked) so we’re kind of looking forward to this.
“After the success of Sonic and the Secret Rings we’re delighted to announce a second title in the Storybook Series,” said Gary Knight, European Marketing Director, SEGA Europe, “Following Sonic on his way to knighthood [...]