After the unexpected success of the original Sonic the Hedgehog film from Paramount, it was a pretty safe assumption that we’d be getting a sequel. After being confirmed, and seeing all sorts of set photos leak onto the Internet, there was only one thing that could begin to satiate the appetite of a Sonic fan – a first look at the film, packaged in a convenient advertisement video clocking in at just over two minutes.
Earlier today at The Game Awards, that appetizer was finally delivered on a platter, and boy was it worth the wait. We’ve got Sonic! We’ve got Tails! We’ve got Robotnik lookin’ just as snazzy as ever. And of course, we’ve got the original muscle flexer, Knuckles the Echidna. Sure, you’ve watched it ten times already by rewinding the stream. But in case you somehow missed it, check it out below.
For those who were wanting a bit more of the classic Sonic iconography in the first film, it looks like your prayers are being answered. The simple inclusion of Miles “Tails” Prower would be enough for some people, but they’re certainly not stopping there. The Tornado is getting its theatrical debut, looking as slick as ever. We see a certain green emerald – Chaos? Master? Either way, it seems to be sitting in some mystical ruins. A lost world, so to speak?
But it’s the reveal of Knuckles that really steals the show. I don’t think there’s anyone who would question this version of Knuckles being able to punch some Chaos Emeralds out of Sonic.
How do all the pieces fit together? Will it feature any gameplay, or just be a normal feature film? We’ll all have to wait until April 8th, 2022 to find out.
Curious what other Sonic news was revealed at The Game Awards? Check out our write up about Sonic Frontiers, the next chapter of the Sonic the Hedgehog gaming saga.