I was getting more and more anxious as the trailer was rolling by, but the moment Knuckles' full face graced the screen and he spoke, it broke me. The Sonic 3 callbacks too... like snowboarding and fighting in what looks to be Ice Cap. I just broke down. That little kid inside who first played Sonic on a bulky old PC 20 years ago just flooded out. That feeling of being that kid again seeing Knuckles, who is still my favorite character, take Sonic out with one punch was... unlike any feeling I've ever had up to this point. I may as well have been convulsing because I couldn't help myself. This trailer alone did Sonic 3 AND Knuckles justice for all the years of being put on the back burner as if neither of them mattered to this series, when in fact, it is because of them that it was propelled to where it is now. Greatest birthday present of my life. For how much Sonic 3 means to me, it was no coincidence it would premiere the day after my birthday. I'm looking forward to opening night.