The first game in the series, released in 1991, was conceived by Sega's Sonic Team division after Sega requested a mascot character. Its success spawned many sequels and helped Sega become one of the leading video game companies during the 16-bit era of the early 1990s.
Sonic and the Secret Rings (ソニックと秘密のリング,Sonikku to Himitsu no Ringu), formerly known by the working title Sonic Wild Fire, is a video game within the Sonic the Hedgehog series that was released exclusively for the Wii on February 20, 2007 in North America and will be released in Japan on March 15, 2007, and in Europe on March 2, 2007.
Amy Rose (エミー・ローズ,Emī Rōzu), once known as Rosy the Rascal, is a video game character who appears in many of the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games developed by Sega's Sonic Team. She is a pink, preteen, anthropomorphic, humanoidhedgehog who plays the part of Sonic's self-proclaimed girlfriend. She has chased Sonic since her first debut in 1993, and has been trying to win his heart in everything from the series' animated TV shows to comics and games. She is the first female character introduced into the game universe and is also one of the most popular, coming in fifth place on an official popularity poll.