"God of War may have been an influence" says director.
It's been a difficult time for Sonic the Hedgehog over the past few years. There have been lacklustre responses to his 3D adventures, Shadow did some real damage to his reputation and the less said about his next-gen efforts the better. Ever since the Dreamcast days he seems to have been running into more and more trouble.
But perhaps that's all about to change. Built especially around the Wii's motion-sensing controls, Sonic and the Secret Rings is a very different outing for SEGA's iconic hedgehog, with players tilting, shaking and waving the Wiimote in a bid to restore the sandy world of the Arabian Nights to its former glory.
As Sonic gears up for his March release IGN spoke to Secret Rings director Yojiro Ogawa about giving the little blue dude a new lease on life and the influences that have affected the direction of the game.