Last year, BioWare stated that they would begin development on handhelds. Nothing regarding that has been heard since, until now. BioWare today announced that they have partnered with Sega to bring a Sonic RPG to the Nintendo DS. Right now, itâ€™s untitled, but that should change within the coming months. The title is expected to ship sometime in 2008.
“BioWare is one of the hottest names in RPG development in the world,” said Simon Jeffery, President and COO, SEGA of America, Inc. “Everyone at SEGA has huge confidence that Sonic is in the safest of hands, and that BioWare can create the ultimate handheld RPG experience for gamers of all ages.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with SEGA on Sonic, one of the industry’s most enduring and compelling icons,” said Greg Zeschuk, president of BioWare. “As huge fans of Sonic ourselves, we’re committed to delivering a truly amazing story-driven experience within the Sonic universe, focusing on capturing the character’s broad appeal and placing him in a completely original adventure,” added Ray Muzyka, chief executive officer of BioWare.
Both Sega and BioWare seem to be happy about the situation, so weâ€™ll hope for the best. In the meantime, weâ€™ll let you know if there are any further updates concerning this new game.