In an exclusive Japanese trailer for the upcoming February release of Sonic the Hedgehog, a new version of the classic character comes to life on the grassy paths of Emerald Hill Zone. “Baby Sonic”, as Paramount Pictures’ Japanese Twitter account puts it, has never before been rendered in a game. But the live-action blockbuster will delve into the character’s origin story, complete with this adorable mug.
Sonic the Hedgehog was originally scheduled to hit theatres in November, but after reactions to the teeth-filled redesign in the first trailer for the film, Paramount shifted the date to February 2020. The critique prompted director Jeff Fowler to go back to the drawing board, resulting in a finished look that aligns more with the character’s look from the original 1991 game.
There will also be a promotion in Japan allowing people to get a free baby Sonic keychain while supplies last. An adult ticket through this promotion will be 1,400 yen, while a child’s ticket will be 900 yen.
The Sonic the Hedgehog movie will launch in North America on February 14, 2020, and in Japan on March 27, 2020.