Mysterious Mario-ish Mushroom Found on SEGA Website

This is just strange.

Note the mushroom to your right. It looks like an old school Mario mushroom, similar but not exactly like it. It comes from this SEGA website, and if you click on it, it makes a sound similar to, but not exactly like, the sound 1UP mushrooms are known to make. Listen to both played one after the other:

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I’ll be honest; this sort of scares me. It’s just too close to hinting that SEGA might be making some sort of Mario game, and for some reason, I don’t think the Olympics would be involved this time. And I’m not sure I want to see that happen.

A Mario/Sonic game made by Nintendo? Sure! By SEGA? God help us all.

“Takao Miyoshi” doesn’t ring a bell, and he’s not on Wikipedia… but, I guess it’s just less than a week until we find out.