Hate Sonic's New Redesign? It Could Have Looked Even More Different

Hate Sonic's New Redesign? It Could've Looked Even More Different.

Ever since Sonic the Hedgehog's new look debuted back in February, long-time video game lovers have been weighing in on the character's tweaked visuals. Well, if you feel like the Sonic Boom versions of Sega's mascot went too far, then you should know they could've gone a lot farther.

Hate Sonic's New Redesign? It Could've Looked Even More Different.

Early concept art from artists who worked on Sonic Boom could've re-imagined Eggman as a skinny, shaggy-haired scientist with a peachfuzz beard and had Sonic in a t-shirt and shorts. Public Facebook posts from Craig Harris and Nicolas Villareal show some of the different iterations that went through Sega's gatekeepers as the process of making Sonic Boom got underway. There's no way of knowing if these particular redesigns are the ones that caused "discomfort" to the members of the original Sonic Team but I, for one, kind of like Harris' Kricfalusi-esque take on Sonic. (The one without the clothes.) It sort of begs for a totally different game experience, something wackier than previous games in the character's long history.

Hate Sonic's New Redesign? It Could've Looked Even More Different.
Hate Sonic's New Redesign? It Could've Looked Even More Different.
Hate Sonic's New Redesign? It Could've Looked Even More Different.
Hate Sonic's New Redesign? It Could've Looked Even More Different.
Hate Sonic's New Redesign? It Could've Looked Even More Different.

[via NeoGAF]


Comments

    If they used that painting stylized version in a "rayman legends" Ubi Art Framework style game, I'd be in all the way!

      Sonic filtered through the lens of Ubisoft Montpellier would be pretty amazing.

    Those designs all look great, what's the problem again?

    I love that top style! God, it would be so good to see Sonic re-imagined as a cool, young kid character, rather than the creepily buffed thing the series has going on now.

    I don't really think just slapping some bandages and a small scarf on the existing Sonic really qualifies as a 'redesign'.

    These designs are all interesting, but it seems like it's more of a redesign of the overall aesthetic, rather than just the one character. Some of these are completely different style wise, which isn't a bad thing at all.

    lol this 'concept art' just looks like something ripped from someones DeviantART... OMG MY TOTALLY ORIGINAL CHARACTER "SANIX"

    As others have alluded to, perhaps the problem is that they didn't go far enough with the redesign

    I'm ok with the redesign, I just though that the first episode of the new series was seriously lacking in character. Makes me wonder if Sega purposely chooses people that hate Sonic the Hedgehog to direct the franchise...

    I actually love these redesigns so much! They are far better than what Sega have come up with now! The top one is especially great, reminds me of classic Disney.

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