Could this be in the gaming section? It could indeed. It talks about the latest game announced - in fact, two games - in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. But I also made strict claims that this Sonic the Hedgehog story I've been hiding behind would be announced when the game was, and rather than have two articles in two different sections, I've just condensed them into one.
First off, the announcement was made yesterday, 15:00 GMT, by Satoru Iwata during Nintendo Direct. It featured the new Olympics game, Sochi Winter Olympics, and the game that had been trademarked a few hours before - Sonic Lost World. People knew the announcement was imminent after this, but didn't know in what form. It came as a complete surprise then that, not only was it announced at the Direct, but that SEGA and Nintendo were into another of their partnerships - though this seems to be a lot bigger than normal.
This isn't SEGA simply deciding to make a game for the WiiU. This is a strict partnership meaning that three Sonic games can be released only for Nintendo platforms. That's not to say that they can't be remade or ported to other consoles at a later date, remember. But for now, it seems we've got Lost World and another Mario and Sonic Olympics game. Both are coming to the WiiU and Lost World has already been confirmed for a 3DS release as well.
The deal doesn't seem too bad, but fans can get a bit... critical, about exclusives. Especially when they seem good. And the trailer that's bound to be coming soon (Monday earliest) will generate even more hype and excitement for the game. All that matters now though, is whether Nintendo can draw more people to get a WiiU. After all, the system isn't doing too well at the minute, but with E3 around the corner [and my wishlist/predictions coming up soon] that could all change.
Now that we have covered what has sparked the main topic of this article, the new story of CDSMEDIA will now be laid out.
Called The Chameleon Chronicles, it stars a family of chameleons. Those being Krona, Zoin, and Oreah. I've teased the characters, and the ending was revealed in my Sonic Adventure 3: Chao Theory post, but this is going deeper. Our story starts with the younger brother - Krona. Oreah is at a party in the local forest, and all Krona can think to do is gatecrash. Thankfully the older brother Zoin is on hand to stop him. But not before both crash into the party.
As you've seen from the pilot, both Krona and Zoin meet Espio, but that was left on a cliff-hanger as to what happens after the initial meet. We'll be getting even more cameos (even though Espio is a big part of this from the point all three meet) but I won't spoil everything here. If I did, what would be the point in reading the story?
This story won't start until after E3 finishes, and since there are four stories ongoing at the minute [I really had better get on with them], it gives me time to sort out some loose ends with them, plus get the new banner featuring my custom art [for once] of the story. And while you've seen what Krona and Zoin look like, no-one has seen Oreah yet.
And so I'll leave you to speculate - both on this and the two announced games. Just watch where you go in regards to forums and posting your thoughts on them. Trust me, it's chaotic [does there really need to be a pun here?].