A new Sonic 2 movie poster released alongside the final trailer pays homage to the original game, with Jim Carrey looming over a numeral denoting the sequel while Sonic and Tails take center stage.
Whether because of its simple but iconic style, or because it marked the moment that Sonic the Hedgehog truly exploded in popularity, Sonic 2's original boxart remains lodged in gaming's collective consciousness even today, 30 years after its original release.
Apparently aware of this, the upcoming Sonic 2 movie has released yet another poster, this one aimed at squarely at fans who still have fond memories of the beloved sequel. Voice actor Ben Schwartz, who will reprise his role as Sonic in the upcoming film, shared the new poster on Twitter.
The Sonic 2 movie poster side-by-side with the original boxart.
The poster is a clear homage to the original boxart, with Jim Carrey's Dr. Robotnik grinning over a giant number denoting the sequel. The tagline — "Welcome to the Next Level" — is a reference to the classic Sega Genesis ad campaign from the early 90s.
This story originally appeared on: IGN - Author:Kat Bailey