This Day in Video Game History – March 3rd, 2009 – Sonic and the Black Knight Released for Wii

A game combining the worlds of Sonic the Hedgehog and the legend of King Arthur was released on this day in history.

Sonic and the Black Knight, developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega, was released exclusively for the Nintendo Wii on March 3rd, 2009 in North America.

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Courtesy: SEGA

The game is the second in the “Storybook” series of Wii Sonic games (the first being Sonic and the Secret Rings), featuring unique settings for the popular Sega characters controlled with the systems unique motion controls. The Sonic characters play the role of the legendary King Arthur characters like Lancelot, Nimue, and more alongside Sonic the Hedgehog himself.

Classic elements of Sonic gameplay like fast speed, rings, and battling enemies are present in the platformers as well. However, the game adds the use of the sword, fitting in the the Arthurian legend story interweaved with the Sonic universe.

 

 

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