Times are hard at Casa de Sonic. Rumors persist that the down-and-out Erinaceinaean will grab any work he can in his desperate bid to scrape together enough gold rings for his next rent payment, and here is the damning proof, reader: a snatched shot of the impoverished blue one in forthcoming shakefest Samba de Amigo. This will be Sonic's fourth bit-part role in a Wii game, following his appearances in Smash Bros. Brawl, Sega Superstars Tennis, and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (where his name was humiliatingly placed after that of his old foe).
The Official Nintendo Magazine site says that Sonic is just "one of many" Sega stars who will appear in Samba, and that the game will contain Sega-themed stages (as evidenced by the shot above), much like Sega Superstars Tennis.
A spokesperson for Sonic was not available for comment.