If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Sonic the Hedgehog movie reveals less awful design

UPDATE: Comparison video shows how it's Miles better.

UPDATE 2pm: Here's a comparison video showing the old and new trailer footage - and how much better this new version is:


ORIGINAL STORY 11am: Sega and Paramount Pictures have unveiled Sonic the Hedgehog's new character redesign, following intense criticism of his original, awful look.

Let's take a look:

Sonic the Hedgehog's original movie design was first revealed last December - and everything felt wrong. First we were treated to the hedgehog's silhouette, then his nightmarish legs. Fans were not happy.

In March this year, Sonic's creator chipped in. "Is this a Sonic movie?" Yuji Naka tweeted.

In May, we saw the Sonic the Hedgehog film's first teaser trailer - a montage of X-Men's dead-eyed James Marsden, the now-fully-revealed CGI Sonic monstrosity and Jim Carrey as Doctor Robotnik, all of which lead to a hilarious joke about child abduction. Criticism was swift and damning.

"The message is loud and clear..." Sonic's movie director Jeff Fowler admitted a few days later, promising changes would be made. The film's delay from this month to February 2020 was announced shortly after.

Sonic the Hedgehog will launch on Valentine's Day - 14th February - 2020.

Will you support Eurogamer?

We want to make Eurogamer better, and that means better for our readers - not for algorithms. You can help! Become a supporter of Eurogamer and you can view the site completely ad-free, as well as gaining exclusive access to articles, podcasts and conversations that will bring you closer to the team, the stories, and the games we all love. Subscriptions start at £3.99 / $4.99 per month.

About the Author

Tom Phillips avatar

Tom Phillips

Deputy Editor

Tom is Eurogamer's deputy editor. He writes lots of news, some of the puns and makes sure we put the accent on Pokémon.

Comments

More News

Latest Articles

Supporters Only

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer.net Merch