Sega sends word that its mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog, was honored at the inaugural 'Walk of Game' ceremony at the Metreon. It'd be interesting if Sega had more details as to exactly what honor they received, although it's probably safe to say that they received a star of some sorts. Congrats to the folks at Sega, hopefully this will reignite their passion and motivate them to make great games again.
In other Sega news, the company revealed that it has been working on Shadow the Hedgehog
for the PS2 and GameCube. Footage was shown at the WoG event and it was said to be similar to what we've seen in the previous Sonic Adventure
titles. Let's hope that the designers can beef up the graphics, the franchise is in serious need for a makeover.
WHAT: Sonic the Hedgehog Received Favorite Games/Characters Honor at the First Annual Metreon 'Walk of Game' Ceremony.
WHERE: Tuesday, March 7, 2005
Sonic the Hedgehog, SEGA's popular and enduring game icon, was one of four characters honored at the first annual Walk of Game at the Sony Metreon in San Francisco. Since his introduction on the SEGA Genesis in 1991, the blue dude with a 'tude has excited multiple generations of gaming enthusiasts, successfully transitioning from a 2D side-scrolling star into a cutting-edge 3D icon.
In addition to presenting a retrospective Sonic video, SEGA of America president Simon Jeffery and Takashi Iizuka, game director, SEGA Studio USA surprised attendees of the 'Walk of Game' induction ceremony with a sneak-peek of a mysterious trailer labeled Shadow the Hedgehog; one of several new projects coming from the Sonic franchise in 2005. SEGA did not release any details about this new game, but assured fans that there will be more information about several new Sonic titles forthcoming.