Whether because of its simple however iconic fashion, or as it marked the moment that Sonic the Hedgehog without a doubt exploded in reputation, Sonic 2’s authentic boxart stays lodged in gaming’s collective awareness even today, 30 years after its original launch.
Apparently privy to this, the approaching Sonic 2 film has released yet every other poster, this one geared toward squarely at fanatics who still have fond recollections of the loved sequel. Voice actor Ben Schwartz, who will reprise his role as Sonic in the approaching movie, shared the new poster on Twitter.
The Sonic 2 film poster aspect-by-facet with the original boxart.
The poster is a clear homage to the authentic boxart, with Jim Carrey’s Dr. Robotnik grinning over a large range denoting the sequel. The tagline — “Welcome to the Next Level” — is a reference to the conventional Sega Genesis ad campaign from the early 90s.
But while it’s very just like the original boxart, it additionally differs in some approaches. Sonic and Tails nevertheless take middle level, but they’re standing returned-to-back in this version. Instead of a blank history, there may be a fantastical waterfall. All in all it is greater dynamic, however perhaps not as smooth because the unique.
The poster turned into launched in the run-up to the release of Sonic 2, that is due subsequent month. Earlier these days, Paramount additionally launched the movie’s very last trailer, which prominently features Idris Elba’s Knuckles.
Paramount and Sega have big plans for Sonic. In addition to the imminent movie, a Knuckles spin-off collection starring Elba is inside the works for Paramount Plus. Sega also has a brand new game in development.
In the meantime, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is about to premiere on April eight. While you wait, take a look at out our Sonic 2 panel dialogue, which originally premiered at some stage in IGN Fan Fest 2022.
Kat Bailey is a Senior News Editor at IGN in addition to co-host of Nintendo Voice Chat. Have a tip? Send her a DM at @the_katbot.