Sonic the Hedgehog 2 to hit theatres April 2022

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The sequel to last year's Sonic the Hedgehog movie officially has a release date of April 8, 2022. 

The teaser for the rather aptly titled Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was dropped on Twitter by the Sonic Movie page. The same tongue-in-cheek humour from the previous movie seems to persist, with the tweet reading: "Groundbreaking. Thought provoking. Extremely obvious. Presenting the official title of the #SonicMovie sequel: Sonic the Hedgehog 2! Catch #SonicMovie2 in theatres in 2022."

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It's little more than the sequel's logo and release date, but the number two is made up of Tails' iconic two foxtails. If you've seen last year's Sonic movie, Tails' inclusion will come as no surprise, being shown during the end credits scene.

While the first film originally suffered a backlash due to the utterly terrifying rendition of Sonic, it was well-received when it was released in February 2020. It's awfully self-aware in the best possible way, with plenty of references for fans while also breaking away from the things that usually make video game movie adaptations pretty bloody awful.

There's also a Sonic TV show (opens in new tab) coming to Netflix, though without Sonic's classic voice actor (opens in new tab), Roger Craig Smith. 

Mollie Taylor
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Mollie spent her early childhood deeply invested in games like Killer Instinct, Toontown and Audition Online, which continue to form the pillars of her personality today. She joined PC Gamer in 2020 as a news writer and now lends her expertise to write a wealth of features, guides and reviews with a dash of chaos. She can often be found causing mischief in Final Fantasy 14, using those experiences to write neat things about her favourite MMO. When she's not staring at her bunny girl she can be found sweating out rhythm games, pretending to be good at fighting games or spending far too much money at her local arcade.