After games and games filled with irritating new "friends," Sonic the Hedgehog will finally be going it solo in the new Project Needlemouse.
Earlier this week, we reported on Sega's Project Needlemouse information reveal, where company bloggers traded information about the upcoming 2D Sonic the Hedgehog title for Sega trivia. Every day, the posters would cross more names off the "playable characters" list until only the actual cast remained.
Now, there is only one left: Sonic himself. Fans rejoice, for the Blue Blur is having a game to himself once again, without all of the irritating new characters who just get in the way and complicate the games' pathetic excuses for stories.
Today, we are about to break the trend that has continued on for many years. To the thousands of you out there asking for a game where Sonic is the only playable character - rejoice. As of today, your wish has been granted.
In Project Needlemouse, there will be no new characters - playable or otherwise. The focus will remain solely on one blue hedgehog. If you're now the most overjoyed person in the world, or even if you're still curious about more, let us know in the comments below!
Curiously, the list of names being X'd off didn't contain either of the "original" friends, Tails and Knuckles, which leads some (including me) to believe that the two of them will be showing up, too. But if that's the case, then I honestly don't mind - after all, the three of them were in Sonic 3 & Knuckles, the best game in the series, right?
So it turns out that the mysterious Project Needlemouse shadowy figure will be Sonic after all. That's kind of a shame; I was really hoping for Pikachu in a sombrero, myself.