Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – Trailer Breakdown and Easter Eggs Analysis

Snowboarding however Sonic has done, as we see later in the trailer, albeit it briefly at the start of a level in Sonic the Hedgehog 3.

The Chaos Emerald

Robotnik states that, “since I’ve been gone I’ve discovered the source of ultimate power.”

When we last saw Robotnik he was on the “Mushroom Planet” which bore some resemble to Mushroom Hill Zone from Sonic & Knuckles. It’s unclear whether the Emerald seen in the trailer is intended to be a regular Chaos Emerald (which, if the player collects all 7, can be powered up), a Super Emerald (as named in Sonic & Knuckles and basically enhanced versions of the other Chaos Emeralds) or the Master Emerald, which control the other Chaos Emeralds. Considering the one we see in the trailer is green, it’s of such a large size, and Robotnik claims it has ultimate power, we’re going to assume it’s the Master Emerald. No doubt Robotnik will use this to try and overpower Sonic.

We also get a glimpse later in the trailer of what looks to be the Master Emerald in some kind of ancient temple. Could this be a live-action version of the Hidden Palace Zone from Sonic & Knuckles? In that game the Hidden Palace Zone contained the Master Emerald so it’s pretty likely!

Tails

When Tails appeared in the post-credits scene of the first film it ignited applause from fans across the world (especially the eight year olds sitting in front of me.) In that brief appearance he was voiced by the current voice of Tails in the games and TV shows, Colleen O’Shaughnessey. Fans hoped she’d get to stick around for the sequel and not be recast with a big name celebrity and thankfully her voice has been retrained and is given prominence in the trailer. She even gets to yell, “SONIC!” which is what Tails would yell when he died in Sonic Adventure 2.

Interestingly it appears Tails and Sonic have never met before (perhaps Tails has had heard of him though) but it looks like they’ll become fast friends.

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