Sega‘s project “needlemouse” turns out to be Sonic the Hedgehog 4. Needle-mouse. Hmm. Perhaps the clue was in the name!
The news seems to be generating quite a bit of buzz. Some of it is due to fondness for Sonic – ah; memories! – but I wonder whether we’ll see one or two more 2D platform games try and tempt us this year. It’s also worth noting that this is Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1. We should all epect Sonic the Hedgehog Episode 2!
The video that comes with the release news is simple enough but I’m quite fond of some of the concept art on display at the new Sonic microsite.