Tails joins next-gen Sonic cast

Sonic's already sharing his next-gen outing on PS3 and Xbox 360 with fellow hedgehogs Shadow and Silver, but the game's official site recently revealed a series of unlockable guest characters - starting with Tails.

His four screens show more Sonic style than, say, Shadow toting a gun, or Silver battlinga robot inside a burning city - so we're glad to have the propeller-ended yellow guy back.

With more bonus characters to be revealed before the game's end-of-year launch (for starters, you can't have Tails without Knuckles), Sonic might end up with a hedgehog - or fox - for everyone's tastes.

October 3, 2006