Sega goes back to roots with new 2D Sonic game

Sega has revealed that a brand-new 2D Sonic game is in development and slated for a 2010 release.

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With today marking the 10-year anniversary of the Sega Dreamcast , news from the company reveals that a brand-new 2D Sonic game is in development and slated for a 2010 release.

While details are slim, the teaser trailer (see below) indicates that the new game will be an HD title built entirely from the ground up. It's also unclear whether Sonic will be the main star of the game, as Gamespot is reporting that the project's codename is "Needlemouse."

Fans of the Sonic the Hedgehog series have been clamoring for a traditional 2D Sonic game in the vein of the lightning-fast titles from the Sega Genesis age. With Sega officially answering that call, we're left wondering if "Needlemouse" will be a traditional $60 boxed game or a download-only title.

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