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Sonic Goes Savage In Unleashed

Savage Sonic Sega is certainly persistent.  The company is trying a Sonic the Hedgehog 3D console game again, this time with the newly announced Sonic Unleashed.  The early screenshots certainly look like a visually engaging game and some of the early video even teases a little 2D sidescrolling, but then I saw the concept art and read this blurb over at Kombo:

The game will feature 12 stages that can be traversed by Tails, Knuckles, and Sonic, who now appears to have the ability to transform in a werewolf as seen in the game's concept art.

A werewolf?  Are we really going to do this, Sega?  Is this the direction you want to go?  I'll keep an open mind on this for now.  I didn't think the whole Wolf Link thing would work in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and that worked out well enough in the end.  I do have one suggestion, however.  I've seen Internet folks calling this Wolf Sonic character a "werehog" which is cute, but let's take that to the next level.  Sonic collects the Chaos Emeralds and becomes Super Sonic, right?  So let's call this new beastly form Savage Sonic.  Tell your friends and start working it into the lexicon.