It has been some time since we have heard from the Sonic Riders franchise, but it looks like it may surfacing again. Joystiq was told by an inside source that an XBLA title called Sonic Free Riders will be launching later this year.
While there was no mention of exclusivity, it sounds like there might be a good chance it is. The title will be supporting Project Natal. So players control their characters on screen using their body. Other actions noted included the ability to grab items by actually reaching out towards them, and motioning towards enemies to attack them.
Microsoft is set to reveal Natal on the 13th, and i’m sure they will be pushing almost any title they can get on the platform. So I think we will probably see it at least a little bit on the show floor, if the rumor is true of course.
I’ve still haven’t picked up the series. Maybe I will… maybe… one day.