Details are sparse, with Sega brand manager Ken Ballough only noting "It's a brand new 2D adventure coming out in 2010, it's in HD."
"Old-school Sonic fans have long asked to see Sonic return to a more 2D style of gameplay," Ballough told GameSpot. "Many liked the daytime stages in Unleashed, but wanted to see a game that plays purely similar to the early games of the Genesis. Project Needlemouse is that critical first step that brings Sonic back to his 2D roots."
Click on through for the announcement trailer, with the delightful old "Se-ga!" Gensis startup sound and proud boast that "speed returns" in Needlemouse.
Finally. I have the Sonic and Knuclkes collection for PC that I bought like 10 years ago or something. Loved those games when I was younger.
I also have Sonic 3D. Meh.
I haven't followed sonic too closely as he moved to consoles and what not, but all the games when I would try them just seemed like another sub par platformer. And there were too many damn characters.
A 2D revival of Sonic, if done right, sounds like a winner to me.
I eagerly await...
Sonic never "moved to consoles", the games were always on console. That PC game you had was a port.
PC elitism on the shack reaches a new high!
What he means to say when he says it moved to consoles, is when it went from classic console awesomeness, to modern soul sucking consoles.