Race with Sonic and His Friends through this Lightning Fast 2D Side-Scrolling Endless Runner
SAN FRANCISCO, TOKYO – June 25, 2015 – How far will Sonic run?! SEGA® announced today that Sonic Runners™ is now available worldwide*. The 2D side-scrolling infinite runner is the first free-to-play (F2P) Sonic title created exclusively for mobile by the world-renowned Sonic Team™, SEGA’s resident Sonic experts out of Japan. Featuring Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles, players race through a challenging endless world where they must navigate the high-speed environment to collect rings and gems, all while avoiding enemies from all directions. First launched in Japan in February, Sonic Runners is now available worldwide as a free download on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It is also available on Android™ devices.
“Sonic Runners marks a return to the classic 2D styling that fans around the world love, with refined and perfected gameplay experience packed with a high-speed punch that is equal parts challenging and fun,” said Takashi Iizuka, Head of Sonic Team. “As our first game exclusively developed for mobile devices, we are thrilled with the outcome, which combines the challenge of a side-scrolling platformer with an endless runner.”
Fans of the classic SEGA Genesis™ will immediately recognize the iconic blue hedgehog in his retro-inspired environment. In his most challenging mobile game to-date, players will tap their devices to make Sonic and his friends run, jump, and fly their way through the enemy-riddled environment. Players will also complete boss battles against the infamous Dr. Eggman as they make their way through the storyline all in order to save the planet’s animals. The further a player advances, the more their speed increases, setting records to compete with friends and opponents worldwide.
With competitive play, players have four categories in which to rank and set records: “Rival League”, “Friend,” “World,” and “Historical.” Sonic and his friends can be equipped with Chao and companions to add bonuses like speed, gem collection, and more as they race their way to the top of the leaderboards. Sonic fans can look forward to special missions, new characters and buddies, in-game events and additional announcements coming soon.
Sonic Runners is available as a free download from the following marketplaces:
*Exceptions are China and Panama
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About SEGA Mobile in the West
SEGA’s mobile division in the West has its headquarters based in San Francisco with dedicated studios across North America and the UK. Focused on creating fun, compelling and engaging games, SEGA’s games feature iconic intellectual property as well as original innovative content for mobile and tablet devices. Since 2008, it has been a leader in the smartphone and tablet space and continues to be at the forefront of mobile gaming. SEGA’s mobile studios include Hardlight™, Three Rings™, and Demiurge Studios™, and SEGA has investments in Space Ape Games™ and Ignited Artists™. Recent SEGA mobile titles include Sonic Dash™ , Sonic Jump Fever™ and Crazy Taxi™ City Rush. For more information, visit www.sega.com.
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