Sonic has received a lot of bad press since developers decided to change the incredibly popular games from side-scrolling platformers to glorified chase-fests. However, the long anticipated return of “old school” Sonic is not far away according to Sega associate brand manager Ken Balough.
Balough sat down with GameSpot and confirmed that the upcoming title – codenamed Project Needlemouse – is being made with the intention of appealing to fans who “have long asked to see Sonic return to a more 2D style of gameplay.”
Hit the jump to check out a teaser.
Project Needlemouse is expected to feature HD graphics, and will follow on from the most recent titles, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, and Sonic Unleashed.
Fans can expect a release sometime next year.