Xbox launches new console to promote ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’

sonic the hedgehog 2 hits theaters on April 8, and Xbox is doing something special for the new movie. Xbox and Paramount Pictures have teamed up to publish For a limited time, only the custom Xbox Series S console and Xbox Wireless Controllers inspired by Sonic and Knuckles. The black Xbox Series S console features a shiny gold portal ring on its surface with the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 logo. And the controllers are available in Sonic Blue and Knuckles Red.

Xbox has been entertaining gamers with Sonic for 20 years. The character was introduced in 1991 with the game sonic the hedgehog published by Sega. Over the past 30 years, the sonic the hedgehog The franchise has grown into an empire with video games, comic books, and live-action movies. sonic the hedgehog 2 features Ben Schwartz as Sonic. Idris Elba stars as the voice of Knuckles. The film’s other stars are James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Shemar Moore and Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik.

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Schwartz also started in the first film sonic the hedgehog which was released in 2020. During an interview with Screen Rant in 2020, Schwartz talked about getting Sonic’s voice. “The first two video games, he really doesn’t talk,” Schwartz said. “And then like that [goes on], there are different iterations that these great people have done in anime. You had Roger Craig Smith, you got Jaleel White, you got Ryan [Drummond]Jason, [Griffith] – you have all these great people.

“For me, I played video games again, the first two. And I was like, ‘Okay, I love the idea of ​​speed and I love the idea of ​​attitude.'” Then , when I read the script, I was like, ‘You know what he is? He’s like a little kid who wants so much to get out into the world and, like, do everything. He’s so excited.’

The Xbox Series S and Series X consoles were originally launched in November 2020 and were developed by Microsoft. The consoles are the ninth generation of video game consoles and are the successors to the Xbox One. For sonic the hedgehog fans, there are plenty of Sonic the Hedgehog games to play, including Sonic the Hedgehog Minecraft DLC which is available for download from the Minecraft Marketplace. Fans can win the limited series console by entering two sweepstakes, the first being follow and retweet this tweet and the other being the redemption of Microsoft Rewards points.

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