Need even more Sonic in Minecraft? This leaked DLC may fulfil your fantasies

The leaked image of the upcoming Minecraft and Sonic DLC.
(Image credit: @sonicparadise via Twitter)

What you need to know

  • The Minecraft Marketplace is an excellent choice of official Minecraft DLC from first and third-party creators.
  • There's already an official Sonic the Hedgehog DLC, too, but Sega and Mojang Studios may not be done collaborating.
  • A new leak from the Microsoft Store suggests a new "Sonic Textures" DLC is heading to Minecraft in the near future.
  • This is likely a texture and skins pack to change the appearance of Minecraft and its models.

Minecraft has earned its place as one of the most successful games of all time just on its own merits, but the Minecraft Marketplace for the universal, cross-platform Bedrock Edition contains countless additional, optional DLC like maps, adventure worlds, texture and skin packs, and more. A new leak from the Microsoft Store suggests that Minecraft is once again teaming up with another gargantuan franchise.

The first Sonic and Minecraft DLC not enough to slake your thirst? Now, you can look forward to another.

The "Sonic Textures" DLC for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition had its key art leaked in the Microsoft Store, according to Twitter user @sonicparadise. The upcoming DLC is mired in mystery, but there's a lot we can speculate based on the name and accompanying image.

While the existing Minecraft x Sonic DLC is a full adventure resembling a 3D Sonic game (but in Minecraft, obviously), Sonic Textures will likely be a combination texture and skins pack. The DLC will alter the appearance of Minecraft's world with new textures for all the blocks, as well as fresh skins to make Minecraft's mobs (and your characters) look a part of the Sonic universe. Other details on the new Sonic and Minecraft DLC, including when we can expect it and how much it will cost, aren't available.

If you need a new Minecraft adventure a little sooner than that, the Minecraft Marketplace is also getting an epic Dungeons & Dragons DLC that will let players embark on D&D campaigns inside one of the best Xbox games of all time.

Even players content with vanilla Minecraft are in for treats, as the recent Minecraft: Bedrock Edition patch update continues to improve the game ahead of the release of the major Minecraft 1.20 "Trails & Tales" content update later this year. The update will add plenty of new content like Camel and Sniffer mobs, mechanics like archaeology, biomes like the Cherry Grove, and much more.

Zachary Boddy
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Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.