As part of Xbox's current sale on the Microsoft store (opens in new tab), you can get a free copy of Sonic Mania when you buy certain movies featured in the "gamer flicks" sale.
Films include the likes of Detective Pikachu (opens in new tab), Sonic the Hedgehog (opens in new tab), and other films based on video game franchises such as Assassin's Creed (opens in new tab), Hitman, and Resident Evil. With lots of low prices, it's a pretty good sale to bag yourself a great Sonic game alongside a fun flick.
The recent Sonic the Hedgehog movie got an early digital release (opens in new tab) in response to the closures of cinemas as a result of the coronavirus. The film only hit the theatres back in February and came out digitally not long after at the end of March. News that the live-action film based on the famous speedy blue hedgehog is getting a sequel (opens in new tab) also came to light last month, with Variety confirming we'd be seeing more of Sonic in the future. If you didn't get to see the film when it was in cinemas, the Xbox sale is currently offering it up for £12.99 / $12.99.
Sonic Mania first released back in 2017 and pays homage to the classic Sonic games on the Sega Genesis (aka the Sega Mega Drive). With an excellent animated opening (opens in new tab), Sonic Mania brings the classics back with more vibrancy than ever before, and it was a great helping of nostalgia for anyone who played the original games back in the day. If you haven't had a chance to give it a go and you're in the market for a movie, this is your moment.
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