When Sonic asks Tails why the hell his mates look so totally different, Tails drops some much-needed exposition that he and the remainder of the gang hail from “shatter areas,” i.e. alternate dimensions. The brand new dimensions include new glow-ups for Sonic’s pals. All through the trailer, we get glimpses of a mad-scientist Doc-Oc trying Tails, a cyborg Amy with extendo-legs, Massive the Cat in tribal garb, and Knuckles and his on-and-off girlfriend, Rouge, in slick militia get-up. We additionally get the teensiest glimpse of Shadow the Hedgehog on the butt-end of the trailer, however he appears to be sporting his common forever-nude look. I’m yawning at him for this.
Outdoors of the brand new multiversal seems for Sonic’s compatriots, the smartest design selection, in my humble opinion, goes to the speedline design for Sonic’s run animation. As a substitute of getting the round speedline run animation from video games just like the OG video games for the Sega Genesis, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, or Sonic & Knuckles, Sonic has a Möbius loop-esque running animation as he did in Sonic the Hedgehog CD.
This new animation not solely serves as a pleasant change of tempo from the animations in exhibits like Sonic X and Sonic Increase, however it additionally offers a neat tie-in to the idea of infinity. It’s as if Sonic Prime is messing a Dr. Unusual Multiverse of Insanity plotline. Sure, I did lookup a Niel DeGrasse Tyson video and leaned closely on my JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure data to regurgitate the idea of a Möbius loop so I may sound good. Sue me. The trailer exhibits Sonic’s sneakers lighting up like some Payless-bought kicks, so I theorize his sneakers are what permit him to dimension hop. Both that or he’s simply new boot goofin’. Time will inform.
Sonic Prime is being collectively produced by Sega, WildBrain Studios, and Man of Motion Leisure, the oldsters behind Ben 10 and Massive Hero 6, in response to The Wrap. The present’s first season may have 8 episodes.
Sonic Prime is slated to launch on Netflix on December 15.
Correction, 11/17/22, 4:50 p.m. ET: The submit has been up to date to right the variety of episodes within the present’s debut season.