You may be still on a high following the announcement of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, however be prepared to be brought back to earth with a bump.
I suppose its to be expected given the downsizing and Platinum Games history of critically acclaimed but financially unsuccessful games but SPOnG currently have a rumour up indicating that it a sequel to the majestic adventures of the leggy witch has bitten the dust.
Citing a source that claims, amongst other things that work had begun on at least pre-planning including the creation of a new character with an american military connection. Her imminent appearance in ANARCHY REIGNS aside, this will be seen as a hammer blow to those who held up Bayonetta as one of SEGA’s most staggering games of recent years.
SEGA would not confirm the story however, issuing a strong “no comment” but it seems SEGA fans have cause to worry about the future of any original character not called Sonic at this time.