I'm curious, do we have any of the original sources for the rumors that Tails wasn't going to be in Sonic Adventure 2 and that Sonic Knuckles and Eggman were intended to be the only playable characters? The SA2 Development page references them, but we don't have any citation besides Naka and other Sega employees being cagey/negative with their answers. This is a pretty prominent rumor nowadays, but no actual first-hand reports seem to be out there. Did this just come from people interviewing Naka and Sega in-person, or was there an online or magazine source? Or is this just one of those things that fans at the time claimed amongst themselves and that somehow became the de facto story? EDIT: The ONLY source from the time that a google search focused on articles from the year 2000 brought up is this article on Sonic Stadium. I really am starting to believe this may have been a made-up story that we've just propagated over the last 17 years.