SEGA of America and SEGA Europe have updated their blogs with the final day of the Project Needlemouse Challenge. Some cool concept art of an enemy that looks very similar to the crab badnik in Sonic 2’s Metropolis Zone, RubyEclipse states that this art reveals the spirit and direction of the game. So we could be seeing a return to classic Sonic after all in this game.
Also revealed is that Sonic will be the only playable character and no new character will be making an appearance playable or otherwise. With that said it doesn’t seem to rule Tails and Knuckles out as non playable characters, we’ll have to see how things go in future info/media.
RubyEclipse also gives more confirmation the game is going back to Sonic’s 2D roots in the comments section of the blog entry –
Ilcane – We realize there are many fans out there of other characters – even some for Charmy Bee, as we found out on the first day.
Project Needlemouse is being created for the people who have long asked us for a game with only Sonic that harkens back to his 2D roots. We can’t please everyone, but we feel very strongly that there is a massive group of people out there who have been waiting for a moment like this to finally come. Thank you for your opinion and your feedback though; Sonic is something that many different people feel very strongly about, but know that we are listening!
Posted by RubyEclipse on January 15th, 2010 at 11:44 am
Thanks to Dusk the Fragile Keeper at the SSMB for the heads up on that comment.