E3: The Silver Surfer

E3: The Silver Surfer

Hot from the E3 show floor, our US correspondent Newton has discovered more about Silver’s role in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog for PlayStation 3 and XBOX 360.

Sonic is constantly referred to as the ‘Iblis Trigger’, and this means that something the blue blur does will bring to life some evil coming (most likely the huge lava-esque demon creature seen in the E3 Trailer). Silver has travelled from the future to the exact point the ‘Iblis Trigger’ occurence is about to take place in order to stop Sonic from making it happen.

He’ll be back.

It all sounds very much like the Terminator, but this wouldn’t be the first time Sonic Team have used inspiration from movies to help power their storylines. The recurring Death Egg was lifted right from the Death Star, while some other Sonic plot aspects can also attribute itself to Star Wars.

More news on the Sonic games as we get it, live from E3, plus – video recordings and more images coming later tonight and tomorrow.

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