You might recognise Lacey as the little girl from Party of Five or as the not so little girl from Mean Girls, and now you'll be able to hear her voice in Sonic the Hedgehog for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Lacey will voice Princess Elise, and it will mark the first time that Hollywood voice talent has voiced a character 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."

Although unlikely to be saying anything different, Lacey seems to be thrilled by her role in the video game. "I couldn't be happier to make my video game debut in Sonic The Hedgehog," she said. "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!"

While Lacey is excited, gamers wait on tenterhooks to find out the fate of Sonic's latest game. The demo released on Xbox Live Marketplace late last month didn't instil confidence in the franchise, but Sonic's horde of fans will be hoping for more from the final game. The wait shouldn't be too long, as the game is currently scheduled for release next month.

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