Spong writes: "Love him or hate him, Sonic the Hedgehog has been at the forefront of some unlikely collaborations lately. First we saw the hedgehog gallivanting over hurdles with Mario in Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games on Wii, and now acclaimed RPG developer BioWare (Mass Effect) is ready with Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood for Nintendo DS. As you can imagine, it takes the speedy blue creature in a completely new genre and fans are already wondering if the results will be satisfactory because of this.
I headed to SEGA Europe's HQ recently to have a demo of the DS game in action, and to chat to BioWare's Lead Designer for the project, Miles Holmes. Included in the walkthrough I noticed that there is a good mixture of classic RPG elements and fast-paced rhythm actions that are used to execute effective attacks. A whole host of Sonic characters will feature in The Dark Brotherhood, and you can select a party of four to take on challenges in the world map that will require unique abilities of all your members."