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This Fall Guys Sonic costume is deeply disrespectful

(Image credit: Mediatonic)
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Everyone wants a piece of Fall Guys (opens in new tab) at the moment, and Sega's the latest to dip its hands into the bean juice. Sonic, always on the cutting edge, will be making his Fall Guys debut—or at least his skin—very soon.

Come tomorrow, you'll be able to buy a Sonic costume—five crowns for the top, and five for the bottom—and then wear the flesh of a hedgehog. Wearing someone's skin could be considered a sign of respect, I guess, but draping it over a clumsy bean besmirches Sonic's hard-won reputation as the fastest and most nimble of all hedgehogs.

I can't deny, however, that it's nice to see a version of Sonic that looks more like me, instead of the traditional idealised and frankly unobtainable version of how a human or anthropomorphic hedgehog should look. 

If you absolutely must see a round Sonic flailing around and falling over before the costume appears on October 14, Mediatonic and Sega showed it off in a livestream (opens in new tab)

Fraser Brown
Fraser Brown

Fraser is the UK online editor and has actually met The Internet in person. With over a decade of experience, he's been around the block a few times, serving as a freelancer, news editor and prolific reviewer. Strategy games have been a 30-year-long obsession, from tiny RTSs to sprawling political sims, and he never turns down the chance to rave about Total War or Crusader Kings. He's also been known to set up shop in the latest MMO and likes to wind down with an endlessly deep, systemic RPG. These days, when he's not editing, he can usually be found writing features that are 1,000 words too long or talking about his dog.