Sonic Unleashed appears on radar

Sega gets busy at the trademark office; hold hands and pray it's 2D...

Sega has filed a trademark for the name Sonic Unleashed, which sounds likely to be the follow-up to 2006's mind numbingly rubbish Sonic the Hedgehog.

Squat is known about the game as yet, but we can all hold hands and pray really hard that Sega has ditched the last game's rubbish adventuring, the cast of useless characters and the annoyingly moody Shadow the Hedgehog.

Or even better, it could be a new 2D instalment. That'd be wicked.

Sega wasn't available for comment when we picked up the phone, although it probably wouldn't have said anything anyway. We've got our eyes on them...