The new game, code-named Project Needlemouse, will debut sometime next year on as-yet-unidentified consoles. So far, the only glimpse of the game has come via a mysterious teaser trailer, which only shows the outline of the new look of the hero at the end.
"Speed returns in an all new 2D adventure built from the ground up" declares the teaser trailer, before showing a blue blur zipping across the screen scooping up golden rings. Accompanying it is a litany of sound effects and visual cues from the first Sonic the Hedgehog, who launched worldwide in the summer of 1991 on the Sega Genesis system.
Speaking with GameSpot, Sega associate brand manager Ken Balough confirmed that Project Needlemouse will feature HD graphics. He also said the game's concept was a response to "old-school Sonic fans" who "have long asked to see Sonic return to a more 2D style of gameplay."
Full interview : http://uk.gamespot.com/pc/action/projectneedlemouse/news.html?sid=6216990&mode=previews
New game preview featuring a teaser video http://uk.gamespot.com/news/6216991.html
:shock: I just got goosebumps from the "Sega" voice at the start. This is is it! this could be the game that makes sonic good again! I'm so happy.