Minecraft Marketplace Sonic the Hedgehog DLC Now Available

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This morning we announced Minecraft is partnering with Sega to release the Sonic the Hedgehog DLC pack in the Minecraft Marketplace!

Players can fulfill their need for speed at famous Sonic the Hedgehog locations such as Green Hills Zone and Chemical Plant Zone. Collect rings, dash past obstacles, defeat bosses and build momentum as you run toward a high score.

Players can also pick up a free Sonic the Hedgehog Character Creator item and celebrate Sonic’s 30th birthday this year by joining a special server event hosted by The Hive starting June 28! The two-week special server will feature Sonic-themed mini-games and additional surprises.

For more information on this Sonic the Hedgehog DLC and Minecraft’s latest news, please visit Minecraft.net.

Time to celebrate Sonic’s thirtieth year!

Phew! You’ll have to give me a second. I ran all the way over here, and I am a little out of breath. I was busy playing the new Sonic DLC when I realized, it’s Sonic’s 30th birthday tomorrow and I’m already late for the party! Sadly, I was sweating profusely before I started sprinting, so there’s no real excuse for that. Maybe the trailer will reveal how Sonic has yet to break a sweat after three decades of running but all it takes for me is a glance at my sneakers.

What a relief! I never have to make up an excuse for not voluntarily jogging, because now I have an infinite 3D runner at my fingertips. I can get all the need for speed my system craves in the different acts and procedurally generated locations instead. Boring forest trail? Tired beach route? Pass! I’ll stick to the Green Hills Zone and Chemical Plant Zone, thank you very much.

Look, before we go any further, let me address the elephant in the room. Yes, there are rings to collect. They are the blockiest rings you have ever laid your eyes on and I love them. I’m not saying there was anything wrong with the original rings, but these right angles just feel right. The rings aren’t the only thing that Sonic brought with him, there are also plenty of obstacles to dash past, bosses to defeat, and momentum to build as you run towards a high score.

Sonic isn’t only known for his speed or spikes, but also as a generous celebrator of birthdays. He doesn’t expect gifts on his special day, he hands out his own! That’s classy. Get your hands on a Character Creator item, available for free in the Minecraft Marketplace.

You can also celebrate Sonic’s birthday by joining the special server event! Starting soon, The Hive are hosting a two-week server-hub takeover featuring mini-games and a few festive surprises. I heard a rumour that something special is happening on one of the weekends, so make sure to check in regularly! Keep an eye on @minecraft on Twitter for details!

Hurry up and get the Sonic the Hedgehog DLC so I can meet you at the finish line! Go on, I’ll be there as soon as I catch my breath.

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