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The folks behind the Sonic the Hedgehog movies continue to show how video game adaptations should be done, and a new preview for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is here to keep that hot streak going. In addition to a new trailer, a poster has arrived that perfectly recreates the iconic box art of the original Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on Sega Genesis. 


Fans will be able to check out the film a couple days early thanks to a special screening event set for 6:00pm local time on April 6 at participating theaters. Everyone who attends will get an exclusive limited edition Collector’s Print designed by artist Tyson Hesse, as well as a limited edition comic book reprinted with cinema-exclusive art by Nathalie Fourdraine, while supplies last.


Here’s the new trailer:



And the poster:



Greg Martin’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2 box art for comparison:




The world’s favorite blue hedgehog is back for a next-level adventure in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2. After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands. From the filmmakers behind The Fast and the Furious and Deadpool, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 stars James Marsden, Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, Lee Majdoub and Jim Carrey returning, alongside new additions Shemar Moore, with Idris Elba as the voice of Knuckles and Colleen O’Shaughnessey as the voice of Tails.


Sonic the Hedgehog 2 opens wide on April 8.


Source: Press release




Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his comics at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.