FIRST @ TSSZ: It’s Official–SoE Sonic & The Black Knight Press Release

FIRST @ TSSZ: It’s Official–SoE Sonic & The Black Knight Press Release

by July 21, 2008

Said to be a continuation of the “Storybook” series of games started by Sonic & The Secret Rings.

7:20AM Update by Tristan: We can now CONFIRM that this is the real deal.  We are awaiting secondary word from Sega of America, which should come later today with the opening of the rumored Sonic and the Black Knight site.  More to come…stay with us.

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Minutes ago, NeoGAF user Keyser Soze posted an email he received claiming that it is Sega’s official Press Release for Sonic & The Black Knight. The press release is as follows:

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (July 21, 2008) –SEGA of Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced Sonic™ and the Black Knight, an all-new Wii-exclusive adventure. Part of the storybook series of games that began with Sonic and the Secret Rings, this new title brings Sonic into the world of Arthurian legend and offers the worlds most infamous blue hedgehog the chance to become a knight. Using the unique Wii control system, this exciting game will take advantage of both the Wii Remote and the Nunchuk to offer an interactive experience that any Sonic fans will love.

Created by Sonic Team in Japan, this innovative game takes Sonic into a medieval world and arms him with a sword to aid in his effort to save the day. Sonic and the Black Knight will provide Sonic fans with an irresistible cast of characters and teach them all what it takes to be a true hero and the ultimate knight. With a series of missions taking place in stunning Arthurian-inspired locations, Sonic and the Black Knight promises to offer a fast-paced adventure that gamers of all ages will enjoy.

“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 will excite players of all ages.”

Sonic and the Black Knight, exclusively for the Wii, will be out in Spring 2009.

While this has not been confirmed to be an official Sega Press Release just yet, in this editor’s personal opinion this looks like the real deal. Stay tuned to TSSZ throughout the day for the latest developments on Sonic & The Black Knight.