This year marks Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th anniversary, and Sega is doing everything it can to celebrate the blue blur’s birthday properly.
That’s right, first we had the Pokémon TCG and now we have the Sonic TCG. Turn-based strategy makes sense for Pokémon and lends itself to a card game set-up though. How well does the Sonic the Hedgehog series lend itself to a card game?
Well, Steamforged Games is working on the project and according to them it’s going to be “fast-paced and simple to pick up and play”. Sounds pretty much like the Sonic we all know and love then.
We also know Sonic: The Card Game is designed for players aged six and up, can be played by a minimum of two to a maximum of six players at once.
Players can select from six Sonic characters (Sonic, Tails, Amy, Blaze, Knuckles, and Shadow) and then compete to see who can collect the most rings, dodge the most attacks from enemies, and ultimately finish the fastest.
Don’t just take our word for it. Here are some excerpts from a statement released by SteamForged’s co-founder Mat Hart:
“In Sonic: The Card Game, 2-6 players race through a new level every time they play. To win, they must collect rings, grab bonus cards and dodge enemies. The person with the most ring tokens and lives remaining wins.“
“Each time a new card is placed, they must decide whether to keep racing to try and grab a bigger pot of rings, or to retire and collect their share of the rings and bonus cards on the table. If players keep racing, they risk running into enemies and losing lives, but the chance to win more rings and bonus cards could be tempting enough to keep racing on.”
Sonic: The Card Game releases this September for $19.95 USD.