Check out THIS LINK for an interview with Sega's Ken Ballough which spills the beans on some downright thrilling news: Sega actually listened to your pleas for mercy. Sonic the Hedgehog will be granted relief.
Gone are the 3D trainwrecks Sega has been trying so hard to make work with the mascot. They've tried everything, it's just not working for Sonic. So instead, the company is working on an old-school 2D Sonic adventure with high-def graphics.
I don't know who to thank for this, but someone is due a big fruit basket and a nicely-worded Hallmark card.
Actually, when I heard the description of the project, the first thing I wondered was if the beauty that was "Shadow Complex" helped encourage Sega's developers to explore this route we've all been clamoring for.
Either way, we have a long way to wait. The game is scheduled for 2010, which likely means we won't see this game until the winter of 2010, and that's without delays. Still, this is the sort of news that makes a good day even better.