Blaze burns through Sonic Rush

These brand new screens reveal Blaze the cat's role in the 2D - and sometimes 3D - DS game for the first time.

Sharing the limelight with the blue 'hog, comes this purple feline who is also able to swing, slide and race through DS's two-screened world.

And just like the spiked speed-freak, Blaze cleverly flits between the top and bottoms screens, maximising the playing area as you race down a slope, or leap upwards on a spring.

Sonic Rush will be released for Nintendo DS in the autumn