Sega to release 2D, HD Sonic in 2010

Wednesday, 9th September 2009 07:26 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Sega associate brand manager, Ken Balough, has confirmed to Gamespot that a new Sonic game is in development – currently branded Project Needlemouse – that will feature 2D, HD graphics. There’s a teaser trailer after the break – it’s out next year.

The game’s concept is a response to “old-school Sonic fans” who “have long asked to see Sonic return to a more 2D style of gameplay,” said the staffer.

“Speed returns in an all new 2D adventure built from the ground up,” says the movie.

Amazing. It had better be.



  1. Lutz

    Oh yes. Finally!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    I wonder how they’ll fuck it up this time? :-D

    #2 5 years ago
  3. SticKboy

    This image has never been more appropriate

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Prof Power Glove

    That’s nice.

    Let’s see if they approach it as they do with most updates, i.e. so it ticks every box to ensure it fits in with the current gen design wave:

    a) Badly constructed co-op mode.
    b) Re-painted graphics by A-level grade artists.
    c) Completable without losing a single life.
    d) Online leaderboards which are a bastard to check (see XBLA Outrun for details).

    #4 5 years ago
  5. cachucha

    took them 2 consoles gens to realize this

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    It also better be a downloadable title for $15 or less.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Michael O'Connor

    That silhouette looks like the image from the first game’s start screen ( ) so I can only assume that this is going to be a HD remake of the original game.

    Lets hope it’s just not a flat out graphical upgrade, and that the evolve the gameplay to boot… just without werehogs or other gimmicky ideas.

    This could be cool. Can’t wait.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    Stop wasting money on crap Sega and make Shenmue 3.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Hero of Canton

    “New” 3D adventure “built from the ground up” certainly doesn’t suggest a remake. I think it’s just going to be a return to old-school Sonic dashy-leapy goodness.

    Fingers crossed, anyway.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Michael O'Connor

    I think you mean 2D.

    It could very much be a remake while still evolving the concept, much in the same way Bionic Commando: Rearmed was a remake but was structurally entirely different to the original.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. angelobrs

    I think it’s a great idea, but I agree (and fear) that SEGA sometimes really likes to screw things up… I guess we’ll just have to wait and hope that they don’t.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. SunKing

    That’s a great teaser, regardless of how good the actual game turns out to be.

    #12 5 years ago

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