Sonic the Hedgehog to make 2D comeback
Old-school Sonic fans' wish granted
He’s blue, a hedgehog and – from next year – will be back in 2D, Sega has announced.
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The videogame developer has released a teaser trailer for Sonic’s latest adventure, which will see the spiky mammal return to his two-dimensional roots in a title codenamed 'Project Needle Mouse'.
Which consoles Sonic will return to isn’t yet known, but it’s worth noting that 2010 comes nine years since Sega’s Dreamcast console was discontinued in North America. The console was launched in 1998. Sonic himself first appeared in 1991.
'Speed returns in an all new 2D adventure built from the ground up', says Sega
Sega explained to gaming website CVG that its decision to turn Sonic back into a 2D character was based on pleas from “old-school Sonic fans” longing for a return to the character’s classic gaming style. ®
If they do it right...
I could absolutely go for this. I'm surprised that Sega haven't done this sooner, with the rise in casual gaming, and the low development cost involved.
But Sega also have a habit of messing things up, along with a complete inability to market even the best products. I'm a little sceptical.
I for one look forward to our blue haired overlord returning.
The one with the rings in the pocket please.
Or Maybe the decision
Was based on the fact that 3D has never worked for the blue haired chap?
So Sonic 2.5D eh, there's a big suprise, expect Viewtiful Joe minus the annoying noises, actually they'll be there too.
As long as it is a DLC, he needs to regain our trust before he can have shelf space back.