Sonic Rivals In Motion
E3 Quickie Previews: Wii Edition

Introducing Silver The Hedgehog

Silver the Hedgehog A new Sonic the Hedgehog game, you say?  Why, that must mean it's time to introduce a new character to the Sonic world.  In the next generation title Sonic the Hedgehog for Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3 the newcomer is Silver the Hedgehog, a mysterious time traveler from the future who has come back in time to stop Sonic from doing something major that the Sega representative wasn't willing to explain at this time.

I'm one of the biggest critics regarding the addition of new Sonic characters, I actually like Silver's gameplay.  He's slower than Sonic and can move objects with his mind.  In the demo level I played at E3 Silver was able to levitate crates and cars and then heave them at enemy robots and battle mechs.  It's even possible to pluck bullets right out of the air and launch them back at the badniks.  I walked away very impressed and while the overall game is still rough around the edges, there's some great potential here.  Want to see more?  Check out this exclusive video clip of Silver in action [WMV file, 10.5 MB].