Project Needlemouse: SEGA Teasing Community?

Project Needlemouse: SEGA Teasing Community?

SEGA have just out of the blue updated the header image to their forums to the above Sonic sprites leaving the Sonic community to wonder if this is a tease on how Project Needlemouse will be designed. Could we be seeing the classic Mega Drive sprites return?

In other news SEGA of America staff member Ruby Eclipse hinted at some news coming for Project Needlemouse soon with a reply he made at NeoGAF forums to someone shocked at how much discussion has been going on with what little info we have over at –

If it makes you feel any better, that’s all going to change in the very near future.

I mean, er – what? Let’s post more videos.

So could we be seeing more of the game soon? We’ll have to wait and see but for now take this all with a grain of salt.

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  1. Man with all this salt about Project Needlemouse we’re all gonna have high blood pressure by the time the games released. x.X

  2. Oh yeah, the classic Sonic, blocky sprites and all. In all honesty I do hope they do some update to the design, because if they just use these sprites with a filter look then HD would be pointless (I’m looking at you Sonic Ultimate Genesis Collection). So I do hope they create the sprite from the ground up with HD in mind. But hey, if they manage to keep that classic look with out turning the result into a muddled video mess then that would be perfect.


    All this SASASR and Needlemouse excitement is too much for me to handle. I mean, simultaneous game-teasing from both S0L and SoA? That’s madness, I tells ya! Madness!

  4. Because this game is a 2D game going back to Sonic’s roots so it’s possible this is a tease the game may be designed with classic retro sprites like Capcom with Mega Man 9 and 10.

  5. Alton Towers more or less said that there would be a relaunch of Sonic during half term february. So… who knows maybe in February people will start to squeal…. or moan as is most likely…. gits.

  6. I really hope with a passion that they don’t use old sprites, and i really hope with a pssion they don’t use the old design of Sonic. I much prefer the post Adventure design.

  7. I hope it doesnt go back to sprites.

    Yeah it was great back then, but that was back then.

    What we need is a good sonic game that doesn’t have to destroy the memory of the old games.

    Like, an unleashed game that only has day stages.

  8. I bet SEGA is having fun keeping us on edge about Needlemouse. I know I would if it was me keeping a secret like this!

  9. Keep that design please. The Sonic / Sonic CD character looked better than the Sonic 2 sprite and definitely better than the tubby Sonic 3 design.

    If you wanted back to roots, it doesn’t get anymore back than this 🙂

  10. I kinda want to see some hand-drawn sprites. Like with some of the Street Fighters, and Muramasa. A Sonic game that looks like THAT would be awesome. Of course, it’d have to play just as well as it looks, but I’m just speaking from an art perspective.

  11. Ok, so project needlemouse is sonic 1 with a new level design, which focuses solely on speed, thus destroying all the platforming elements that were in the original game 🙂 j/k

  12. I certainly hope they don’t go back to sprites. That will be a HUGE dissapointment. I want advancement, not regression

  13. Yes, they’re going to go back to using old, blocky, retro sprites in a specifically described HD game. Yeah, makes PERFECT sense people. Brilliant logic. >_>

    Is there anything that doesn’t onerly hype you guys beyond reason anymore? -.o

    In anycase, I certainly hope they DON’T use Sonic’s old design. In this current time, it just wouldn’t go well. Besides, he looks way better now than he did in the past. Although if they were to use one of the classic designs, I’d like his design from the Sonic CD opening and ending sequences. That’s about as good as you can get to his SA look. :3

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