2021 marks the 30th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog. While SEGA’s big anniversary game will not be released until 2022, the blue blur has been making his way into a number of other games. Now it has been announced that Sonic the Hedgehog is crossing over with Minecraft.
Making the announcement on its blog, Mojang said “ I never have to make up an excuse for not voluntarily jogging, because now I have an infinite 3D runner at my fingertips. I can get all the need for speed my system craves in the different acts and procedurally generated locations instead. Boring forest trail? Tired beach route? Pass! I’ll stick to the Green Hills Zone and Chemical Plant Zone, thank you very much.”
Alongside a trailer for the DLC, revealing a rather faithful translation of Sonic’s gameplay recreated in Minecraft, the team revealed that “The rings aren’t the only thing that Sonic brought with him, there are also plenty of obstacles to dash past, bosses to defeat, and momentum to build as you run towards a high score.”
Finally, players can “celebrate Sonic’s birthday by joining the special server event! Starting soon, The Hive are hosting a two-week server-hub takeover featuring mini-games and a few festive surprises.”
Minecraft has crossed over with many different franchises, including Sonic’s old rival Mario himself. In lieu of a new game to celebrate Sonic’s 30th anniversary in 2021, Sonic in Minecraft seems to be an amusing way to celebrate.
KitGuru says: What did you think of the trailer? Will you pick up this DLC? What version of Minecraft do you own? Let us know down below.