Over the years, Sonic HQ has been at the forefront on Sonic news and rumors. Today we can put rumors to rest and confirm via sources within Paramount Studios that the new Sonic the Hedgehog movie will be a tie-in to the next upcoming mainline game. Read on further for the scandalous details!
Since 1998, Sonic HQ has strived to get info about upcoming Sonic-related news via our many verified sources. Most notably, we were the first site to announce Sonic Adventure. Recently, one of our admins came into contact with several employees at Paramount in a private viewing and one of the filmcrew finally got back to us on some very juicy details. We cannot reveal the name of our source, as to not jeapardize his job, but his name rhymes with Schmilliam Schmortega.
The game will use the same character model for Sonic that has been shown from the movie leaks.
Before we get to plot details let’s get what we know about the game out of the way. Our source doesn't have many details about the game as that is not his department. He has, however, confirmed that the game announced by Takashi Iizuka at this year's SXSW will be a tie-in to the movie and that the studio is working closely with Sega. Now to the details mentioned about the game: First, the game will use the same character model for Sonic that has been shown from the movie leaks. Our source claims this was to not confuse newcomers to the series. Second, the game will be using cutscenes directly from the movie ala the recent Ratchet & Clank reboot. Third, frame-rate will be capped at a solid 30fps with only minor drops during levels with water. Schmortega claims that Sega is no longer targeting 60fps as gamers only are interested in eye candy according to their internal surveys.
Sonic was not transported into the human world but was always a part of the human world
Now onto the meat and potatoes of the movie! To start, Sonic is not from another dimension or universe as seen in other animated adaptations of the series such as Sonic X. “The team at Paramount has decided to write our own unique story that hasn't been used before in the franchise. This helps to not impede on our artistic freedom. Fans may anticipate a traditional origin story where Sonic comes from his own world but Sonic was not transported into the human world, he was always a part of the human world,” Schmortega claims. In fact, Sonic was a byproduct of Dr. Eggman's pollution. Before he became the villain we know him as, he was a scientist and entrepreneur. He made many inventions to help make human life easier and more convenient, although unbeknownst to the general public, the manufacturing of these inventions was very harmful to the environment. When a severe asthma outbreak and acid rain plagued the country, Dr. Eggman scrambled to protect his good name and created a device to clean the environment. In doing so, a terrible accident happened in the lab that mutated his DNA, which altered his physical appearance and amplified the bad desires of his personality. Dr. Eggman then doubled down on manufacturing robots to build an army for himself, further polluting the planet. Where Sonic comes in is, after Eggman ceased control of part of the country, Sonic ended up walking through a toxic cesspool created by Dr. Eggman's factories which mutated him from a normal animal into the more humaniod version we know.
We wanted to add variety and diversity to the movie and we couldn't do that just by focusing only on Sonic.
The movie will feature more than just Sonic, too! In fact, his friends will embody nearly 60% of the scenes in the movie. “We wanted to add variety and diversity to the movie and we couldn't do that just by focusing only on Sonic,” Schmortega claims. Some of those included in the movie are series staples such as Miles “Tails” Prower and Knuckles the Echidna. It will contain lots of series humor for longtime fans, making some references to the worst Sonic games to have ever been released. One scene has Sonic bolting off a cliff where Tails has to quickly catch him from plummeting to his death. When asked what he was thinking Sonic replied, “Sorry buddy, the camera glitched behind the wall and I couldn't see where I was going.”
Finally, the last detail we have is that there will be a wide range of merchandise launched alongside the movie. The biggest marketing push will be for a set of large robotic chao plushies with the more humanoid physical appearance of the CGI movie characters and ability to walk and move appendages. They will need to be fed and are capable of increasing stats which can both be done using an app on your phone. The purpose is to turn your household into a real life chao garden. Other merchandise includes mugs, keychains, and posters.