Isn’t it beautiful when video game companies embrace the “memer” in you? SEGA decided that a cool idea to implement in Sonic forces in the shape of a free DLC is a T-Shirt with the “Sanic” logo that depicts a deformed Sonic the Hedgehog like it was painted on a paint software by someone incredibly untalented (no offense). The reason why Sega decided to add such an apparel in the game is not yet known, but we expect it was merely “for the memes”.
This T-Shirt can be redeemed for free in Sonic Forces and can be worn by your custom character, making it look even more hilarious than it was with the clothes that already existed in the game. The Sanic t-shirt DLC is now available for free on PlayStation Store, Nintendo Shop, and the Microsoft Store.
This is not the first time we see Sanic in a video game since there was a version of him as a playable character in an emulated version of Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild, where the deformed Sonic was bouncing with grace, like a solid piece of wood.
Talking of memes, not so long ago a Destiny 2 Gauntlet, called Road Complex AA1, bears many similarities to the Kekistan flag, a symbol of an internet “religion” called the Republic of Kek worshiping memes. The lettering and the color of the gauntlet is the same as it is on the flag, something that made Bungie realize that it had to be removed.
The same happened also with the American version of Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes, where a part of a dialogue was using the phrase “So ancient. Such Ruin” which is inspired by the Doge meme. In the european version of the game, the translation was kept intact without the use of the meme.
Sonic Forces was described by Sonic Team’s Takashi Iizuka as ‘an evolution of Sonic Colors e Sonic Generations’, that includes new concepts and modes. Also, the game is using a brand new engine called Hedgehog Engine 2, based on both new and old elements from the franchise.