What’s it about? Sociopathic egghead Dr. Robotnik has unleashed a powerful beast from the centre of the planet. Sonic must retrieve the Chaos Emeralds to save the world, while dealing with the mighty sodding inconvenience of transforming into a mini werewolf hedgehog at night.

Coolest feature? SEGA have opted for two inter-mingling gameplay modes, with 2D side-scrolling whizzing seamlessly into behind-the-hedgehog, third-person sections. And for the racers out there, Sonic will now be able to drift around corners and sidestep-strafe obstacles in his path. All at silly, dizzy speeds through real-world locations.

When can I buy it?
It’s out for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii in November.