Justin Lee On October 6, 2006 at 6:00 am

SEGA sends word that Lacey Chabert (Party of Five, Mean Girls) will be voicing the princess in Sonic the Hedgehog.

SEGA of America Inc. and SEGA Europe Ltd. today announced that Lacey Chabert (Party of Five, Mean Girls) will take part in gaming history by joining the cast of Sonic The Hedgehog, playing the role of Princess Elise. Slated for release this holiday season, Sonic The Hedgehog marks the gaming icon’s first adventure on the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

Lacey Chabert brings her diverse voice acting experience to the Sonic The Hedgehog project. This is the first time in the history of the franchise that Hollywood talent will voice one of the characters in a Sonic game.

"We are thrilled to work with Lacey Chabert for SEGA’s premiere franchise, Sonic The Hedgehog," said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Marketing for SEGA of America Inc. "As we take Sonic into the next generation of gaming, Lacey’s experience and talent are the perfect match for the game’s deeper storyline, delivering the powerful emotional connection that gamers have grown to expect from Sonic titles."

"I couldn’t be happier to make my video game debut in Sonic The Hedgehog," said Lacey Chabert. "I’ve been playing Sonic games since I was nine years old, and I am so excited to be part of his 15-year legacy!"

Bringing the franchise to new heights, Sonic’s breakneck speed and dazzling, multi-layered world is brought to life in this all-new adventure. Sonic The Hedgehog for the PS3 and Xbox 360 is rated ‘E-10′, and will ship for holiday 2006. For screenshots and art, please visit the SEGA FTP site at http://segapr.segaamerica.com.

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