Check out these cursed Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Xbox controllers

Sonic Furry Xbox Controllers Hero
Sonic Furry Xbox Controllers Hero (Image credit: Sega)

What you need to know

  • Xbox and Paramount Pictures have partnered for a new giveaway, with two special Xbox controllers and an Xbox Series S.
  • The controllers are textured with bristles in Knuckles Red and Sonic Blue, while the Xbox Series S features a Gold Ring design.
  • These controllers and console aren't being sold but instead are up for grabs in a giveaway.

If you've ever looked at your controllers and wished for more bristles, you're in luck. Microsoft is partnering with Paramount Pictures for a special giveaway, creating two Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Xbox controllers, one themed after Sonic and the other after Knuckles.

As shared on Xbox Wire (opens in new tab), these controllers have red and blue bristles, while they're accompanied by a special Xbox Series S emblazoned with the Gold Ring. If you want to get your hands on these special textured controllers, you'll want to enter the sweepstakes by quote-tweeting the announcement below and then including the hashtag #XboxSonic2Sweepstakes.

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The contest is available through 8:00 p.m. PT on Wednesday, April 30, 2022. To enter, you'll want to be in any Xbox Live-supported region. If you live in the U.S, you'll have another avenue for entering, as you can enter by redeeming Microsoft Points.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is slated to release in theaters on April 8, 2022. The first Sonic the Hedgehog movie released back in February 2020 and reached over $319 million at the box office, notable for finding success despite the onset of the global pandemic that hampered box office returns as numerous theaters closed. Looking ahead, a third movie and a spin-off show featuring Knuckles are also in development, though there's no release window for either project right now.

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

3 Comments
  • Early April fools, they missed it for some days.
  • Hope these are washable
    Else They will smell real bad after a month
  • Just put antiperspirant on your hands before playing