Paramount Pictures reveal redesigned Sonic the Hedgehog in new trailer
Paramount Pictures delivered a savage body blow to Sonic fans everywhere when they revealed the design for their live-action Sonic the Hedgehog back in April. While no-one had particularly high expectations, no-one had expected Sonic himself to look … quite as horrifying as he did either: A weird man-in-fursuit aesthetic with odd proportions and grotesquely human facial features.
Sanic the Horrorhog’s days are numbered
After a global wave of relentless mockery and outrage died down, Paramount announced that the production team would take fan feedback into consideration and tweak Sonic’s design, and the new trailer shows what their nipping and tucking has wrought. Gone are the human hands and teeth, his eyes are bigger and his nose less … hedgehog-esque. He actually looks like Sonic now, and not some nightmarish abomination preying on the souls of Sonic fans.
As for the movie itself … well, it doesn’t really look like Sanic the Horrorhog was its biggest problem in the first place. Jim Carry probably won’t take home any awards for his portrayal of Dr. Robotnik and the whole concept kinda stinks. Who wants to see Sonic in the real world? He belongs in the Green Hill Zone!
In any case, Sonic fans can witness the fruits of their mockery and outrage on February 14th, safe in the knowledge that they helped turn a complete disaster into an ordinary bad movie.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Which gang members did NOT appear in the first Red Dead Redemption?
- Dutch van der Linde
- Bill Williamson
- Javier Escuella
- Josiah Trelawny
The answer will be revealed at the end of this issue!
Google Stadia will launch with 12 games
Google Stadia is just around the corner, and Google has announced their twelve-strong launch lineup:
- Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
- Just Dance 2020
- Destiny 2: The Collection
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Samurai Shodown
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
- Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
Only one exclusive, and mostly rather old games, in other words. Google has announced that fourteen more games will be added by the end of 2019, including Final Fantasy XV, NBA 2K20 and Wolfenstein: Youngblood. If you’re still interested in Stadia, check it out on the Google Store.
Wattam releases this December
Wattam, the next game from Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi finally has a release date! Wattam rolls onto PlayStation 4 and the Epic Games Store on December 17th, featuring “more than 100 wacky and carefree characters [who] are waiting to be unlocked and become your friends”. There’s also a Steam release on the horizon, but no release date has been announced yet.
The Tomb Raider movie had one difference from the game – it was believable
No, not the frankly unbelievable Angelina Jolie vehicle from 2001 – we’re talking about Crystal Dynamics’ “young Lara” reboot from 2013 and the 2018 movie adaptation starring Alicia Vikander. Their basic concept was pretty similar: Lara gets stuck on the mysterious and perilous Yamatai island and must stay one step ahead of a group of nasty mercenaries while hunting for the lost treasure of Queen Himiko.
It’s hardly a surprise but – SPOILER ALERT – the game stays true to the series’ supernatural roots, revealing Queen Himiko to be an evil spirit haunting the island while searching for a new body that help her escape. The movie is actually pretty similar, but drops the ghost story angle.
The movie revealed that – SPOILER ALERT – Himiko was actually just a Typhoid Mary who carried a deadly disease that she was immune to, but which killed off her subjects until they sealed her away for their own safety. It’s actually more interesting and imaginative than the ancient restless evil from the game – shame about the rest of the movie, though.