Probably best that they don't. Would you like to see your favourite characters stripped of all their defining qualities and made to be literally nothing more than background while Sonic does everything?
The only thing that SEGA cares about now is money. They want to get rid of any significant trace of SatAM so they decided to SEGA-fy and reinvent the characters under it's copyright to fit the games.
This is to market Sonic Lost World and the upcoming Sonic Boom series (you can look it up), and as much as it is to our distaste from our group, it's working in their favor because the games are getting an increasingly higher gross after Colors and Generations.
This is actually a chain reaction after the disastrous Sonic 06, and they're trying to recover or even surpass their financial goal in order to one up the competition.
Yeah...we're living in dark times. Still, I am open minded to the new designs and actually like them. The only thing that I care about is how Archie is going to write the story now because of the reboot.
This actually looks like a good compromise for the new design. The cheek tufts are reduced JUST enough to keep the new design at least respectable, and I like the sleeveless vest and different glove design by moving the blue rings up to be an armband. Though personally, I think the curls in the back of her hair could at least go lower than they are now.
This is exactly how I would see the redesign. Someone has to try and get this sent to Archie Comics. Does anyone know a way to contact them? Email, a comment box directly to them, anything that could convey the opinions of the masses and try to convince them that THIS is what we would want.
Anytime. I'm no skilled artist, but I know a fine piece of art when I see it. This beats Flynn's design by a landslide, I just wish that the people at Archie Comics would just listen to reason and stop butchering our childhood (unless it's Sega pulling all the strings).