After creating way to many Sonic based titles that were low on quality the recent years, SEGA realizes they need to deliver something special now or just stop the Sonic franchise all together. By the looks of the following two gameplay videos Sonic Free Riders is one of this games that may restore the full faith in the Sonic franchise. There is certainly innovative control in Sonic Free Riders.
Checkout some new gameplay footage and the latest Japanese trailer of this game (has some more info!).