Really, for me this is like seeing a picture of Nikita Khrushchev and Richard Nixon sharing on some sweet beer bong at an Animal House-style sorority kegger.
For those of you who remember the 16-bit era:
Nintendo is releasing a special Sonic-branded console.
You heard me right.
It's coloured blue. Blue for Sonic.
I know that Sega's been producing games for Nintendo consoles for some time now. I know that Sonic games have been coming out for Nintendo consoles for almost ten years. And yes, I know this isn't even the first game in the series. I promise you all, I am not psychotic; I am fully in touch with reality. But still. I practically got beat up for owning a Super Nintendo instead of a Genesis. I went to a Genesis school. This was serious business back in the days before anyone my age cared about boyfriends, girlfriends, or driving our parents nuts just to prove a point. (For the record: I wanted a Genesis, and not just to save my ass from getting beat up. I just couldn't afford more than one console.)
So anyway, if there's one thing that can distract me from the athletes at the Summer games, it's going to be the idea of a special Sonic-branded Wii actually existing in the real world.
In much more important news, this bundle will also be the first time the Wii is ditching backwards-compatibility with Gamecube games, but I don't even know if I can care about that right now. Sonic's hawking a Nintendo console.
Our readers in the EU and environs will be able to pick up both Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games and the snazzy blue Wii on November 18.