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    SEGA Unveils Sonic the Hedgehog and Angry Birds Collaboration

    Stop Dr. Eggman's plans once more.

    SEGA and its subsidiary, Rovio, announced a collaboration event between the Sonic the Hedgehog and Angry Birds franchises. The crossover will be held in five mobile games: Angry Birds 2, Angry Birds Dream Blast, Angry Birds Friends, Sonic Forces, and Sonic Dash.

    SEGA announced the acquisition of Rovio back in April 2023. According to the company, the acquisition would help SEGA accelerate its growing in the global gaming market and the ever-expanding mobile market. Nearly one year after the acquisition, Sonic and Angry Birds are finally working together. 

    The Worlds of Sonic the Hedgehog and Angry Birds Collide

    A portal between the worlds of Sonic the Hedgehog and Angry Birds opens, encouraging Dr. Eggman to hatch a new plan. Eggman and his Badniks team up with devious pigs to combat Red and Sonic across five different mobile games. Players may earn exclusive rewards, playable characters, and so much more through limited-time events being held from March 14 to 21 in Angry Birds 2, Angry Birds Dream Blast, Angry Birds Friends, Sonic Forces, and Sonic Dash

    Here’s a breakdown of each new event, courtesy of SEGA

    • Sonic Forces – Angry Birds Limited-Time Event
      • Team up with Sonic and Red to stop Dr. Eggman! Collect gold rings and power-ups to add points to your team’s score and beat Dr. Eggman to win amazing prizes. Collect character cards to unlock Red or Chuck as playable characters by racing against the new challenger Red, completing missions, and collecting free gifts.
    • Sonic Dash – Red and Chuck as Playable Characters
      • Red and Chuck join Sonic Dash as playable characters. Collect legendary character cards to unlock them for free or purchase them in-store. Discover Angry Birds themed collectibles on the track to unlock exciting prizes.
    • Angry Birds 2 – “Sonic Friends” Hat Event and themed “You’re Too Slow” Adventure
      • Join feathery forces with Sonic and friends in a limited-time hat extravaganza! Collect special Sonic-themed “Sonic Friends” hats for your Angry Birds, harness their power boost, and topple the piggie defenses. Explore a themed “You’re Too Slow” adventure with exclusive levels accessible only to birds wearing the event’s corresponding hats. Hats can be acquired from the in-game “Tower of Fortune,” and an exclusive Sonic the Hedgehog spell awaits players.
    • Angry Birds Dream Blast – Sonic’s Flash Race Event
      • Join Sonic’s Flash Race event in Angry Birds Dream Blast to dash through 10 saga levels in record time and set the leaderboard on fire! Dreamy rewards await the top contenders.
    • Angry Birds Friends – Sonic Tournament
      • Embark on an epic adventure against the treacherous Pigs Army with Sonic and Angry Birds Friends. Crush the nasty pigs, liberate captured animals, and enjoy 30 new Sonic-themed levels with recognizable locales and characters.

    Watch the new trailer below.

    “Through this crossover with Rovio, we wanted to create something special for fans of both Sonic the Hedgehog and Angry Birds,” said Mike Evans, Senior Vice President of Mobile and Games as a Service Publishing at Sega of America. “This event provides players with the memorable experience of seeing iconic characters like Sonic and Red playable in the same universe.”
    Rovio’s VP of Transmedia, Hanna Valkeapää-Nokkala, said “We are lucky to be a part of a company that values brands, being home to some of the most memorable gaming IPs ever. We are excited to unite Sonic and Angry Birds fans in this event and for what the future holds for us as a part of SEGA.”
    “Throughout the years, Sonic the Hedgehog and Angry Birds have exemplified the expansive reach of video games into diverse media landscapes,” said Shuji Utsumi, CEO of Sega of America and Co-COO of SEGA CORPORATION. “With our inaugural crossover collaboration with Rovio, we aspire to unite devoted fans from both IPs while welcoming fresh audiences into the fold.”
    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected] | Muck Rack: https://muckrack.com/raul-landaverde-1

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