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Xbox Holds ‘Sonic’ Contest with Hairy Controllers as the Prize

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In just a couple of weeks, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the theatrical sequel to 2020’s surprisingly-not-terrible film adaptation of the classic Sonic the Hedgehog video game franchise. This film is just as hotly anticipated as the first, with the key players of the first film’s cast returning, such as Ben Schwartz as Sonic and Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, along with Idris Elba as Sonic’s rival, Knuckles.

To hype up the movie’s release, Xbox has decided to launch a contest themed after Sonic and Knuckles’s rivalry. Those who enter to win by following the official Xbox Twitter and retweeting the contest tweet will be entered to win a custom Xbox Series S console with Sonic and Knuckles’s faces on it, along with a large golden ring stamped on top.

More interesting than that, though, (and mildly bizarre) are the controllers that come with that console. The winner will receive two Xbox Wireless Controllers, one red, one blue, both wrapped in textured coatings designed to evoke Sonic and Knuckles’s bristly coats. Yes, you too can be the envy of all your neighbors when you play your Xbox games on a pair of hairy controllers.

The contest will end on April 4, shortly before Sonic the Hedgehog 2 hits theaters on April 8.

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