Update: Ho ho, actually it’s not on sale right now – it was quickly pulled as they initially released the wrong version, but it should return real soon.
I can only see Tembo the Badass Elephant [official site] as a gritty, bandana-wearing replacement for Sonic the Hedgehog. Watching videos of the new platformer from Game Freak (yes, the Pokémon lot), something went wrong and that’s all I see the character as. The game isn’t quite Sonic, though Sega are publishing and the mammal does charge up and zoom around and spin and collect shiny floating golden doodads and occasionally go into a giant pinball machine – it’s a fightier, stompier, smashier affair. Tembo is a heffing great elephant, after all.
You can see for yourself as it’s out now, as this launch trailer announces: