22 July 2008
Sonic has the ability to help people, which will bring him closer to Knighthood, or smite them, which will take a hit to his reputation. At the end of a stage, it calculates your good deeds and your mistakes, giving you a score based on how many of each you did. You buy items from villagers, which give you bonuses and which you can trade online with friends. A "simple flick of the Wii Remote" makes Sonic do a basic slash, while more advanced combinations can produce parries and thrusts. It is currently unknown if the game will make use of Nintendo's new Wii MotionPlus to make sword use more accurate.
The skills system from Sonic and the Secret Rings is back, but the developers are making sure it doesn't slow down the game's tempo. There are playable characters in this version, but they are completely optional. Two confirmed characters are Knuckles, who can wield two swords at once, and Shadow. Older Sonic fans may appreciate that the soundtrack will be done by Jun Senoue, who is adding a Celtic vibe to familiar Sonic tunes. Also, there will be 2D and 3D levels like in Sonic Unleashed.
- Staff "Nintendo Power Gives a First Look For Sonic and the Black Knight". Blue Blur, 21 July 2008
- George "New Sonic & The Black Knight info and images appear". Sega Nerds, 21 July 2008