Well, they're gonna try again.
Yesterday, we learned Sega would make an announcement pertaining to Sonic's 20th birthday. That announcement came today on Sega's Facebook page and as you can see, it's a new Sonic title for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. A brief teaser trailer shows Sonic racing and bouncing along a colorful environment, as you might expect, and then he meets up with a friend…who looks remarkably like him. Anyway, it'll be ready to go later this year and I think we're all hoping for a decent fast-paced adventure. This icon of gaming really deserves a better reputation than he's had over the past decade or so, and the fans probably can't withstand another atrocious effort. There are always a host of gameplay and control issues when dealing with most 3D Sonic games (with the exception of a great one on the Dreamcast), and these just have to be fixed. These are crucial elements.
Who knows? Maybe it'll end up being worthy of our time. Maybe we'll play it and go, "hey, Sonic's back !" We can hope. We're allowed.