pages bg right
Posted by David Collins on February 4, 2010
Needlemouse + XBLA/PSN/WW = Sonic 4

Needlemouse + XBLA/PSN/WW = Sonic 4

When we first got wind of Project Needlemouse, there was a mix of joy & trepidation. Joy at the return of the iconic speedster & trepidation because of the long time struggle Sega has had getting the spiny mammal to be successful since it’s 16 bit days. Today, Sega finally showed it’s hand, & I must say, I think they’ve been dealt full house. One of the biggest complaints have been that they seem to miss re-creating the magic that Sonic had back on the Genesis. So, Sega seems to have finally taken that to heart & is creating Sonic 4. No were-hogs, no RPG elements & no 3D. Just a new classic 2D platformer featuring Sonic in all his blurry feet goodness & lots of rings. Tailored for a digital download release, it’s heading to Xbox LIVE Arcade, Playstation Network, WiiWare, & possibly a fourth, unannounced platform (I’m thinking either a mobile or handheld). Interestingly, it’s titled Episode 1, so there’ll be several of them coming out. Not much else has been announced beyond that, & the trailer doesn’t even show us any real gameplay, but on the official site there are a bunch of countdowns so expect more news tomorrow & info on the potential characters sometime next month. So, thoughts? Are you excited to see Sonic get back to his roots? It should be releasing sometime this summer… Submit Button

Play Video
Post a Comment

Leave a Reply