Sonic, in case you missed it, celebrated his 15th birthday earlier this year. Which is more than can be said for some of the costume-clad girls tottering around the TGS showfloor by the looks of it. But SEGA's defiantly evergreen mascot is currently undergoing yet another rejuvenating makeover as the core 3D action-platform element of the franchise evolves onto next-gen.
By now I expect my stance on Sonic's adventuring is firmly established. If not, it's with one foot firmly planted on Tails' throat and the other kicking him repeatedly in the head. While, er, complaining loudly about Sonic's propensity to launch himself into an abyss - thanks to a homing attack that seems to view infinity as a more appropriate destination than the next sequence of platforms and blocks.