Perhaps you've been wary about Project Needlemouse, Sega new 2D Sonic game
. If so, this might give you some peace of mind. According to Sega, the game will focus "solely on one blue hedgehog" and no one else.
After a week of counting down and crossing out names from a list of possible playabvle characters, Sega had this to say about Project Needlemous on their official US blog:
To the thousands of you out there asking for a game where Sonic is the only playable character Ė rejoice. As of today, your wish has been granted. In Project Needlemouse, there will be no new characters Ė playable or otherwise. The focus will remain solely on one blue hedgehog.
Sega's RubyEclispe, who also posted the announcement, further added the following in the comments section:
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 canít 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.
Sadly, Sega still hasn't said anything about target platforms or release windows, but they did release a piece of concept art for the game featuring one of Dr. Robotnik's crabmeat badniks: