Sega's Project Needlemouse character reveal trivia contest is over, with Sonic the Hedgehog the last man standing, making him the only playable character in the game. The only thing that could make this news better is robot crabs.
Sega kicked off a trivia challenge on Monday, with correct answers causing the names of potential playable characters to be stricken from the image above, until the actual roster was revealed. As I suspected, Sonic is the only character making the cut. The decision to dump his ridiculous roster of friends and focus on the hedgehog himself gives me hope that Project Needlemouse may finally be the Sonic game I've been waiting for.
Oh, and this helps too:
They've got robot crabs!
The chrome crustacean here is an example of one of the enemies in Project Needlemouse, which Sega offers as an example of art direction and overall spirit of the new game.
Oh Sega, you're going to make me love you all over again.
Project Needlemouse Character Countdown – Finale and Concept Art! [Sega America - Thanks Deniz!]