I despise the Sonic cycle (or obligatory SONIC 4 post)

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Well at long last Sega have finally revealed Project Needlemouse. Let me hear you gasp in surprise when I tell you not Project Needlemouse is indeed, Sonic the Hedgehog 4. Perhaps the most interesting thing is that the game is going to be episodic. One can only assume that it is going this as a way as stopping the game from only being an hour or two long. However, this is just my theory.

It is indeed a 2D platformer and it’s going to be released on PS3, 360 and Wii in the summer. From the short teaser trailer, we can see what look likes the first zone as well as a quick glimpse of motobug, a sign post and Eggman’s pod. From the quick glimpse we get of Sonic, he resembles his modern design but with a size reminiscient of classic Sonic.

Right now, it’s pushing all of the right buttons, and while I don’t want to be sucked once again into the Sonic cycle, it’s getting harder to resist. On the bright side, at least it’s XBLA release means that there will be a trial for the game. If Sega can’t pull off a 2D console reboot, then there is no hope.

Source: Gamespot

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