Shadow the Hedgehog dated, detailed

Sega's darker roly-poly gets his own game; Shadow the Hedgehog rolls onto Xboxes, PS2s, and GameCubes this winter.

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Like its mysterious protagonist, several major details about Shadow the Hedgehog were kept under wraps. Sega has announced that the Sonic spin-off will be released this winter on the Xbox, GameCube, and PlayStation 2. The title is being developed by Sega Studios USA.

"Since we first introduced him in [2001's] Sonic Adventure 2, we have wanted to feature Shadow in his own game," said Takashi Iizuka, game director, SEGA Studio USA. "We maintained Shadow as a mysterious character and now fans can control his destiny…"

In Shadow the Hedgehog, gamers will be able to decide whether Shadow is portrayed as hero or villain. Depending on the paths players choose, Shadow's backstory will differ and culminate in one of the multiple endings.

The game features the speedy enigma shooting and racing his way through more than 50 missions. While discovering the truth behind his past, Shadow will be stuck in a battle between aliens, the G.U.N. army, and the evil Dr. Eggman.

Rating and pricing information for Shadow the Hedgehog is not yet available. For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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