What's the story with Sonic the Hedgehog 2010?

Not surprising: Sega announcing a new Sonic the Hedgehog game. Not surprising: Sega claims this latest entry will be a return to form, finally restoring the ailing franchise to its former glory. Totally surprising: we may actually believe them this time.

Above: Please please please please please

So we know it’s 2D. We know it’s HD (which rules out Wii). We know it’s clearly focused on speed and old-school feel based on the sound effects and specific blue-blur animations. By all accounts, this is it folks, the game we’ve been asking for since the late ‘90s. And you know what? We’re ready to bite… almost.

Above: OH MAN

Straight away, Sega's playing to its lifelong fans, throwing us all the beloved logo from the long-gone Genesis days.

But we have to wonder... is there something Sega's not telling us? This wouldn’t be the first time it pulled the wool over our eyes, as last year it heavily promoted the “classic” levels in Sonic Unleashed and conveniently left out the part about the plodding were-hog until weeks later. Consider that with the game’s supposed codename (Project Needlemouse) and we’re starting to wonder what the “bit” is really going to be.

Will it truly only star Sonic? Will it be a disc or a downloadable XBLA/PSN title, as previously hinted by Sega of America’s VP of Marketing Sean Ratcliffe? Will it be an actual Sonic the Hedgehog 4? We desperately want to know more, and truly think that this time, THIS time things will work.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!

Sep 9, 2009


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  • LuckyBachi - May 6, 2010 11:24 a.m.

    Omg, i so want them to do more games!!! i love the older ones, as well as like sonic heroes and stuff. I want them to make another sonic heroes! that was my fave, cuz you could be so many of the characters. Sonic is my fave character, but it's nice to be others, you know?? i hope they make loads of games this year, cuz f they don't i'll cry! cuz i've got nearly all their games! i love ypu Sonic!!! <3
  • dsm666 - December 7, 2009 9:20 a.m.

  • laminated00 - September 18, 2009 8:07 p.m.

    Sonic 4!? Another sonic thats actually good? Sega if you deliver ont his , you will be forgiven for that past destruction of your once great sonic! Optimistic for this one, I really hope they dont do something like that stupid werehog thing again, that was just terrible. Come on, another 2d sonic! with innovative game design and level structure longer than the megadrive ones but jsut as good if not better! please sega!
  • Cybermaster - September 18, 2009 3:18 p.m.

    Sega always talk up their games- So a Wii version definatly isn't out down to the HD comment. I recall them saying Sonic Unleashed on Wii was 'Practically HD'. And as we've found out about Sega's sonic-based promises, 'Practically' is often the key word.
  • blademage20 - September 18, 2009 12:55 a.m.

    And yes the logo looks a little bit different. But, since the original logo was in the 90s nad now were almost in 2010, theyve had a chance to upgrade graphics and remove the pixel look. Its the same image except smoothed out
  • blademage20 - September 18, 2009 12:44 a.m.

    Truly, I don't really care if its going to be good or not. I'll probably get it no regardless. I'm a big-time Sonic fan. I was extremely dissapointed with Unleashed though. If it's gonna be like that again, Sonic may finally reach his end... Please Sega, don't let that happen
  • arcwulf - September 16, 2009 1:49 p.m.

    If it's being developed in-house by Sega and not by a second party (Dimps) I would have to say that there is no chance this game will be good, becuase they'll insist upon making some stupid gimmick the focus of gameplay. That's what Sonic has become: a stupid gimmick.
  • hlcy0n - September 15, 2009 8:05 a.m.

    Nah come on SEGA, where is it?! Where's the "washing the dishes with Amy" side quest, where's the "Sonic and Tails rock band complete with hedge-guitar", there will be something that they aren't telling us to cock the whole thing up. GR, you are not helping anything by posting this bollocks as you have done numerous articles about the demise of Sonic and how every time everyone gets their hopes up and has them quickly dashed as soon as they actually play the game. Therefore you should know better. I have no expectations at all for this game, bad or good.
  • MrGreen - September 14, 2009 11:12 p.m.

    the way i see it if this sonic game cant be good than i have finally lost all hope. but i feel like there is a 64% chance that it will be good. hopefully
  • super0sonic - September 13, 2009 5:57 a.m.

    Please Please Please be good. PLEASE!!!!!
  • gamingfreak - September 12, 2009 3:39 a.m.

    SEGA please, pleeeaaaassee don't fuck this one up.
  • ccm727 - September 10, 2009 11:58 p.m.

    If we are lucky this is a start of a new 2D sonic series. Maybe we can call "Dr. Robotnic" Dr. Robotnic This TIME!!!
  • waffledragon33 - September 10, 2009 11:51 p.m.

    i really hope they dont add something completly useless......again
  • NelosAngelos - September 10, 2009 11:25 p.m.

    Oh dear, Sonic, ever here the story of the boy who cried wolf? If you'd have told us the truth from the start, Sonic unleashed would have been amazing, Shadow the hedgehog wouldn't be crap in a CD case, and Sonic and the Black Knight wouldn't cause me to roll my eyes every time I pass it in the display case. Now, you're promising going back to the roots, and reestablishing what Sonic meant to people back in the early 90's. I'm hoping, but I'm not holding my breath.
  • bagoo21 - September 10, 2009 10:54 p.m.

    click on the youtube video and read the video description it says "2D Sonic the Hedgehog Teaser Trailer"
  • devildog18 - September 10, 2009 9:06 p.m.

    @Romination I see now, I feel pretty stupid
  • JC182 - September 10, 2009 8:26 p.m.

    I REALLY hope that it is like the old genisis ones those are some of my favorite games i have ever played.
  • Conman93 - September 10, 2009 8:23 p.m.

    I never really played sonic but if this is good, maybe i'll be converted
  • silvereye - September 10, 2009 8:07 p.m.

    Okay, as I LOVE the orginal games, this already has bad points for me. Whilst i like the idea of HD, it looks perhaps a bit too "modern" in the way theyve promoted it, which worries me that it wont be a complete mega drive revival, but instead just a new shiny game, whether it is good however remains to be seen....
  • MangaPunkSai - September 10, 2009 5:12 p.m.

    Can they really do this without adding humans that look like they belong in a Final Fantasy game? Or post apocalyptic wastelands? Or anything ripped off from various other games while willfully ignoring the fact their character is a googly-eyed rodent? Did someone finally fire Sonic Team or something? Now... if they would only fix NiGHTS, I'd be happy.

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