Why Does The Latest Sonic Unleashed Trailer Look Like An Unwanted Sequel To Cloverfield?

Look over there! Something just swung on a light post! Blue hairs were left at the sighting! A shadowy creature, a haunting mystery, a thunderous howl! Surely, this must be an early glimpse of the sequel to Cloverfield, but nope, it’s not that at all. It’s just the latest trailer of Sonic Unleashed, a game that looked pretty normal from the still screenshots I saw of it not too long ago, but now somehow, according to this recent trailer, has become some kind of weird, altered beast kind of game where Sonic is (get this) a werewolf. A werewolf? Since when did hedgehogs howl at the moon?

Whether this is just a totally unrelated viral stunt meant to alarm Sonic fans who have actually stuck with the flagging series for so long is yet to be seen. But I’m not sure I condone false advertising to the extent that I’m supposed to believe that Sonic is now no longer a too cool for school hedgehog but instead, a ravenous monster who terrorizes city dwellers in the heat of the night. Is that the game we’re getting with Sonic Unleashed? I thought we were getting a Sonic game reminiscent of the old Sega Genesis era games. How could I have been so mislead? Sega, please explain.

If you don’t believe me though, the video is here. Look for the hand print at the end of the video. That ain’t no hedgehog hand.

Rich Knight
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Rich is a Jersey boy, through and through. He graduated from Rutgers University (Go, R.U.!), and thinks the Garden State is the best state in the country. That said, he’ll take Chicago Deep Dish pizza over a New York slice any day of the week. Don’t hate. When he’s not watching his two kids, he’s usually working on a novel, watching vintage movies, or reading some obscure book.