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Minecraft: Bedrock Edition and Sonic the Hedgehog collide in this new Minecraft DLC

Minecraft Sonic The Hedgehog Dlc Screenshot
Minecraft Sonic The Hedgehog Dlc Screenshot (Image credit: Mojang Studios | YouTube)

What you need to know

  • Sonic the Hedgehog is celebrating its 30-year anniversary today, and apparently that means a collaboration with Minecraft.
  • Mojang Studios has announced that the surprising Sonic the Hedgehog DLC is now available for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition.
  • In the DLC, players can control various Sonic characters and engage in classic 3D Sonic gameplay, albeit built inside Minecraft's blocky world.
  • The DLC looks like an interesting blend of games, and may be perfect for Sonic and Minecraft fans looking for something new to play.

2021 marks the 30-year anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog, which means new announcements, ways to celebrate, and... collaborations with Minecraft? Mojang Studios has surprised the gaming world today with the announcement that the new Minecraft and Sonic the Hedgehog DLC is now available from the Minecraft Marketplace for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition, built by Gamemode One. A Sonic-themed skin or texture pack would be one thing, but it looks like this DLC has taken things to the next level by simply making a compelling 3D Sonic game inside Minecraft.

Minecraft's Sonic the Hedgehog DLC is an infinite 3D runner and platformer using Minecraft's procedurally generated worlds (with a big Sonic-shaped twist, of course), and lets players take control of various Sonic characters like Sonic himself, Tails, Knuckles, and more. This is a full-blown Adventure Map, which means it does much more than simply change the appearance of the game, and actually alters gameplay and mechanics. Yes, you can even collect Sonic rings.

The Sonic the Hedgehog DLC for Minecraft might be a perfect expansion for players looking for a new experience in Minecraft, a new way to dive into the Sonic universe, or are already looking for something beyond Minecraft's Caves and Cliffs Update, which recently released 1.17 Part One.

Minecraft's Sonic the Hedgehog DLC is now available on every platform that Minecraft: Bedrock Edition is on, including Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, PS5, PS4, Switch, Android, and iOS. This is a paid DLC, so you'll have to buy it from the Minecraft Marketplace using Minecoins. It's always interesting to see creators like Gamemode One use Minecraft in new and interesting ways, and bring Sonic the Hedgehog into Minecraft is certainly a great example.

Minecraft is already one of the best Xbox games you can play. The inclusion of Sonic the Hedgehog might just make it even better.

Zachary Boddy
News Writer, Minecraft Expert

Zachary Boddy is the Minecraft Expert and a News Writer for Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life, and have been freelancing for Windows Central and its sister sites since 2019, with a focus on Xbox and PC gaming. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.