While Sonic the Hedgehog is looking to prove his dominance at traditional sporting events in the Olympic Games later this year, Sega's blue speedster still has an eye on more extreme sports as well.
Sega today announced that its Sonic Riders hoverboard-racing spin-off will return next year, with a new installment on the Wii and PlayStation 2. The original Sonic Riders debuted on the Xbox, PlayStation 2, and GameCube in February 2006.
Developed by Sonic Team, Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity will add gravity-manipulating mechanics to the original game's formula, as well as new futuristic tracks that will have players racing through space. The game will also include more playable racers, new hoverboards and bikes, and the ability to upgrade those rides over time.
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity is set for a February release. For more on the series, check out the original game's review.