Sonic and the Master of the Rings is the next game in the storybook series. It takes place in Middle-earth, the world of The Lord of the Rings. If features a control system similar to that of Sonic and the Black Knight, but without the swordplay. While playing as Sonic, he will be able to use the One Ring to turn himself invisible for short periods of time, which is a new gamplay element in the series. While playing as other characters, such as Aragorn or Gandalf (Knuckles and Jet), they characters will have a weapon, in this case a sword and a wand respectively.
The game is scheduled to be released for the Wii U, once the Wii U comes out. It is possible that it could also be released for the Wii, if they are ahead of schedule, a rumors are going around that a 3DS version is already in production and scheduled to be released this December. A demo is scheduled to be released for Wii Ware on October 4, 2011.
Sonic the Hedgehog as Frodo
Tails the Fox as Pippin
Knuckles the Echidna as Aragorn
Shadow the Hedgehog as Sam
Silver the Hedgehog as Merry
Jet the Hawk as Gandalf
Vector the Crocodile as Legolas
Cream the Rabbit as Gimli
Blaze the Cat as Boromir
Dr. Eggman as Theoden
Imporator Ix as Sauron
Dr. Eggman Nega as Saruman
Rogue the Bat as Gollum
Opening Cut-Scene: A Land Far From Home
While on a quest to stop Dr. Eggman and Dr. Eggman Nega, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Shadow, Silver, Jet, Vector, Cream, Blaze, and Rogue find themselves beat Eggman by making his ship crash onto the ground. As it turns out, they were being watched from an unknown world by one person, Galadriel. She casts a speel to bring all the people into Middle-earth, but in the process, sends the people who were from Middle-earth into Sonic's world. She also replaces their memories with those of the original people from Middle-earth, but for some reason, Sonic retains his memories. They find themselves in Long Cleeve, so the other characters, who have the Middle-eart memories fill Sonic in.
Cut-Scene 2: The Quest Begins
Gandalf (Jet) fills Sonic in on how they must make it to Mount Doom in time to destroy the ring, so that it can't fall into the hands of Sauron. As he is sayng this. Sauron attacks the small village with an army of Orcs. At this point, he is revealed to be Imporator Ix. They send Sonic off into the village to stop Ix from destroying the small town.
Analog Stick: Move Around
Z + Analog Stick: Quick Roll
D-Pad Up: Soul Gauge Speed Boost
D-Pad Left: Soul Gauge Homing Attack
D-Pad Down: Soul Gauge Ring Power
D-Pad Right: Soul Gauge Homing Chain
+: Pause Menu
Shake Wii Remote: Slash (with sword), Shoot Fireball (with wand), Attack (during homing attack)
- Originally, the game was going to be released only for the Wii