Why take the Sonic canon seriously at all? It's a huge pile of spaghetti. Just because Iizuka said "Super Emeralds aren't canon" doesn't mean we'll never see them again, that statement came from the same guy who also said "uhh because everyone had amnesia" when asked why no one recognized Blaze in Sonic 06; he also said "uhh because the moon flipped lol" when asked why the moon was back to normal in all games after SA2. The Sonic 4 website also misinterpreted the order of events within S3&K. The Sonic series canon is a joke and at this point, whatever statements said by SEGA regarding it shouldn't be taken seriously because they don't take it seriously either. "The moon flipped."