Happy New Year!
Hope it’s way past cool!
It really has been 16 years since Fang/Nack was last seen in a Sonic game. Some have suggested that this is due to copyright reasons but this is entirely false! Fang’s creator, Touma, has left SEGA but SEGA still owns the copyrights to the character (hence why they are able to give permission to Archie Comics.)
Reasons why Fang should be back in the games:
- Because besides Eggman/Dr. Robotnik, we need a villain who’s a villain. Anti-heroes like Shadow are great, but variety is the spice. Nack was a great villain, was allegedly the first mobian ever to point a gun at Sonic, and whilst Shadow has taken on much of his old role, the weasel’s slapstick style makes him completely different.
- He was fun, he was hilarious, and he made one of the most awesome sub-boss.
- We need someone to fulfill the role of the mischievous troublemaker that has been left pretty much vacant since Knuckles joined the heroes side. Jet and the Babylon Rogues have done this to some degree, but they are specifically crafted for the racing games and geared (pardon the pun) for their own brand of fun flight based shenanigans. Nack is more multi-purpose, he’s also independent, his roles broad enough that he could easily slip into any game plot in the role of a theif or assassin either for hire or independently.
- The guy could actually stand on his tail and bounce on it and use it as a weapon. Can you imagine how fun this would be for a playable character?
- He’s purple and he wears a fedora. What’s not to love?
- You guys KNOW you want to have Fang vs. Silver battles in the games. They’ve never met in any canon! This is just wrong!
- It’s been 16 years. That is a very long time.
^ Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed may be a racing game and a spin-off, not part of the main series, but if we can get Fang in this game that helps get a foot in the door for him to potentially make a full return to the main Sonic series.
Reasons why SEGA say they won’t put him back in a game:
- Rouge already fulfills the role of Jewel thief. To bring Nack back now would encroach on Rouge’s role and position in the games as he would be treading on her toes.
my response: Rouge is a jewel thief, but she does not fulfill the role of thug-for-hire that Nack could. Rouge sometimes acts like a friend to Sonic, whereas Nack’s motives as selfish villain should remain clear. Also, has the though of Nack and Rouge actually working together on a mission occurred to anyone at SEGA? The potential of the two becoming colleagues or friends in the game far outweighs any possibility of endangering Rouge’s role.
- After so long, there would have to be a story to explain Nack’s absence from the games.
my response: SEGA PLZ. He’s been in prison. He only just broke out.
- Nack would need updating to bring him in line with the current style of the character designs in the games. It would take time and care to ensure that this is done so properly in order to both keep the older fans satisfied and to appeal to the younger audience.
my response: I agree. And what better time to start than right now.
I wouldn’t normally ask people to reblog anything but in this case, if you can get people to vote on this, please do! This is the kind of chance that doesn’t come up very often and if it passes by it may be years before we get another chance to try and get him back in the game. So please, if you can, spread this about and try and get as many people to vote as you can.
New video is up everyone. Did You Know Gaming? - Sonic The Hedgehog
“Sonic Jump will be available globally on iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch® on 18th October for $1.99, AUD$1.99, £1.49, €1.59.”
*2012 LONDON OLYMPICS*
Dang it, Sonic! That’s the wrong ring…
As many of you should know, the Olympics start in about three weeks, and I just cannot wait. So, in preparation for the opening ceremony, I drew this little picture. Hope you like it!
Just as an FYI
In short: At the moment this blog will continue to be on hiatus until I find the motivation to keep it up. I might post every now and then, but do not expect a lot. Continue to follow if you still want random (and I mean- RANDOM) updates on comics and games… and maybe an art reblog or 2.
I know this blog still exists, and I might post randomly if something relatively big happens in the Sonic world, but for the time being I won’t be updating this. It was a very fun project for a while, but I honestly do not have the time or motivation to keep this running. You can continue following though and I might kick it back up now and again with comic updates or something about a new game, because I’m sure the followers of my personal blog do not care about those things.
I really do appreciate those who have followed me and I hope people continue to enjoy the things I posted in the past and possibly in the future.
Selling nerd/anime things
I’ve got some anime things for sale. I’ve posted them HERE
If you are interested in something send me a message here or to my e-mail: landers2core at gmail.com with an offer.
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II Launch Trailer
Watch all the way to the end! You won’t be disappointed!