September 21, 2005
The fastest, the weirdest, the Immortal !
“We are proud to re-create our famous friend, Sonic, for a new generation of gamers on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360,” said Yuji Naka, R&D Creative Officer, SEGA Corporation. “With Sonic The Hedgehog, we have gone back to our starting point, more than 15-years ago, to reinvent the attitude and speed that made our hero a legend. The ‘rebirth of Sonic’ will offer an unparalleled sense of speed that is only possible using the processing power afforded by the new systems.” (IGN)
Looks nice, doesn’t it? :)
Anyway, *older* gamers will remember Sonic’s real youth. IMHO, he gave its best with Sonic 3 for MegaDrive, in the middle 90s (and the extension, Sonic & Knuckles, that made it possible to play Sonic 3 with the red, cool Echidna!). Then, with the nice Sega Saturn version, challenging Nintendo 64’s Mario 64 and Sony Psx’s Crash Bandicoot… we didn’t expect the blue creature to join the enemy’s side.
I just can’t believe it.
But with SEGA definitively out from the console market, we don’t see any alternative. We won’t lose him.
Do we? Mmmh :)
Anyway Sonic, welcome back. We’ll meet you in 2006, for your fifteenth anniversary! Until then let’s enjoy these pictures… !