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Knuckles joins roster of Sonic Rivals

When we first saw Sonic Rivals, it looked like the game was going to center entirely on a footrace between Sonic the Hedgehog and his nemesis Shadow as they plowed through the cliffs and loops that make up Sonic's world. Then just this week, a new batch of screens revealed that a third character will join the fray - the telekinetic Silver from the upcoming next-gen Sonic the Hedgehog.

Of course, it'd be hard to swallow a game called Sonic Rivals without Sonic's original rival, and so Knuckles the Echidna has punched his way onto the scene. While the red marsupial is almost as old as Sonic, he doesn't appear to have mellowed with age, as the latest batch of screens show him tearing it up with Sonic and Shadow. We've also got new shots of Silver, Shadow and the blue hedgehog himself racing through ruins, so click below to check 'em out.

August 18, 2006

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