Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The impossible is now possible! Twice!

In the console wars of the silver age of videogames (I'm talking the '90's kiddies) Nintendo had a rivalry with Sega. In turn their mascots Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog respectively had their own beef.

You see, Sonic had been Mario's rival from the silver age of videogames when the SNES and the Sega Genesis fought to be number one in the console game, so it just made sense to the gamers out there to actually see the rivalry materialize. However, in recent years its has been more closely possible as Sega had gone the way of Atari, stopped producing consoles of their own after the Sega Dreamcast, and decided to focus on producing games. Since then we've been seeing an influx of what would've been blasphemy 10 years ago: Sega games on Nintendo systems!

Sega had acquired the rights to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and had originally thought to fill the game with Sonic characters, then some geniuses at Sega had later asked Nintendo to include their characters as well. Thus, earlier this year they had dropped a bombshell: Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games!

The character selection screen you would've never thought you'd ever see 10 years ago.

So the game marks a milestone of gamer's dreams brought to life. However, rumors of Sonic appearing in a game with Mario had never been so deeply rooted since Smash Bros. Melee for Nintendo Gamecube. Since the game pits video game mascots upon each other and Sega was producing games for Nintendo, gamers thought Sonic's appearance in the game would be appropriate enough to finally see if he could best Mario in a fight for #1 videogame mascot. People spread rumors of how Sonic was a secret character in the game but in reality no blue hedgehog was available in sight.

Fast forward to the upcoming and anticipated Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii. With this game, we've seen the impossible before: Konami's Solid Snake appears as a secret character.

With that in mind check out what was JUST announced today:

It's official: Sonic in Smash Bros. Brawl!

That's right, now I'll never get sleep until January February 10, 2008!

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