In case you missed it, Sonic
jumps the shark becomes a werewolf version of himself in Sega's upcoming Sonic Unleashed, giving them an excuse to slow him down and deliver some sure-to-be thrilling 3D combat. This will effectively cut the classic 2D gameplay everyone is excited about, making sure no one overdoses on the good stuff. If they'd done a better job of distributing the information about the game, we'd all be driving ourselves crazy trying to figure out what this means right now. As it stands, werewolf. Ayep.
Sonic Unleashed Ineffectually Teases
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