Back in September 2009, SEGA announced a new game in development that would be part of the Sonic The Hedgehog franchise and usher in the return of the "old school 2D platform gaming" that fans have long been asking for. Known only as by its codename "Project Needlemouse", no other details of the game have surfaced thus far with the exception a selected list of Sonic Characters that "may" appear in the game, as well as this trailer that debuted with last year's announcement, clearly showing something that's all too familiar to those who crave the need for speed.
Clearly by the looks of things, we're seeing the makings of a possible another classic Sonic title, with the 2D Sidescrolling platforming action present and intact. Destructoid even has an article up that follows a rumor stating that this game may actually be "Sonic The Hedgehog 4", with fans from the Sonic Fan Community uncovering a newly registered URL - sonicthehedgehog4.com. Only time can tell for certain whether this information holds up, and Sega has promised to reveal all by next week.
Here's crossing my fingers and hoping that we get old school way past cool Blue Hedgehog goodness soon!