Whilst we don't have any firm release date for the Sega title, the speed of which Sonic and the Secret Rings was released, its likely that the game will be out this year.

It's got alot to live upto and these first screenshots are certainly promising, it seems to be in much the same vein as the original. The main point of interest will be how the game plays, little is known about the gameplay dynamics at this time, but this title is truly one to watch.