Sega Announces A New 2d Sonic Title

eebit
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eebit
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12:13 AM - Sep 14, 2009 #1

Well, after quite some time, Sonic might just go back to his roots... This looks mighty promising, although the trailer showed me absolutely nothing...

Project Needlemouse... Gotta keep that in mind.

http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=95966
A portion of a GameSpot interview with Sega's Ken Ballough...

GS: Why did Sega decide to bring Sonic back to 2D? Did the success of Sonic Rush and Sonic Rush Adventure play a part?

KB: Old-school Sonic fans have long asked to see Sonic return to a more 2D style of gameplay. 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.

GS: What can you tell us about the game?

KB: I can tell you it’s a brand new 2D adventure coming out in 2010, it’s in HD, and to definitely stay tuned.

GS: With HD makeovers of classic games being popular right now, can we expect the game to use chunky old school sprites or hi-res HD sprites?

KB: You can definitely expect HD graphics.
Also, supposedly projectneedlemouse.com is not at all related to this new project... Hmm.

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Jonno
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10:53 PM - Sep 18, 2009 #2

I'm really looking forward to this! Project Needle Mouse, the website, probably went through a name change or something, or maybe they really are involved and their forums are secretly a developer blog.

I hope they bring back new levels based off of old favorites, like Green Hill Zone and Angel Island Zone.
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