I so called this.
I know this is a little bit of old news right now, but I can’t help but gloat a tiny bit.
Over a year ago, I posted about Sega’s continued efforts to ruin their best franchise, Sonic the Hedgehog. I posted about how the 2D elements of the old games just don’t translate to 3D. And I posted about how a 2D game, drawn in 3D, would still likely be met warmly by Sonic fans. This was pre-Sonic Unleashed, and I not-so-secretly hoped Sega would prove me wrong by refreshing the franchise with the it.
If you’ve played the game, however, you know that this wasn’t the case. Sonic Unleashed was horrible. Stanky, even.
So now, almost a year after the release of Unleashed, and almost a year and half since my Sonic rant was unleashed, Sega has announced that in 2010 we’ll be seeing a new, 2D sonic game via the following trailer:
So I guess ol’ Marty has his finger pre-tty close to the pulse of the gaming industry, eh? Now I just need to wait for the downfall of Twitter, and my life will be complete. Well, that and an updated version of Earthworm Jim, maybe.