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A video game controller covered in fur seems like a pretty horrible idea (imagine the smell after all of that sweat/dirt buildup, yuck), but Microsoft and Paramount Pictures have gone ahead and done just that as part of a new giveaway to promote the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog 2 sequel. Fans can enter two sweepstakes for a chance to win a limited-edition Xbox Series S that comes with two fuzzy controllers inspired by Sega’s speedy mascot and his foe-turned-accomplice, Knuckles, who’s voiced by Idris Elba in the sequel. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will hit theaters on April 8, 2022.

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Go Fast! Introducing “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” Custom Xbox Controllers (Xbox Wire)

To catch these controllers, you better be faster than Sonic and more powerful than Knuckles! Xbox and Paramount Pictures have teamed up to celebrate the upcoming film “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” to release a limited time only, custom Xbox Series S console and Xbox Wireless Controllers through two enter–to-win sweepstakes, (see rules) inspired by Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, and Knuckles, voiced by Idris Elba.

The customized black Xbox Series S console features a golden portal ring shining on its surface alongside an embossed Sonic the Hedgehog 2 logo. With textured coatings reminiscent of the “bristly” texture of hedgehogs in the wild, the new Xbox Wireless Controllers come in Sonic Blue and Knuckles Red.

Fans can enter two sweepstakes for a chance to win the exclusive custom Xbox Series S and both the Sonic Blue and Knuckles Red Xbox Wireless Controllers by either (1) retweeting the official Xbox sweepstakes tweet and including the hashtag #XboxSonic2Sweepstakes, or (2) for fans in the US, by redeeming Microsoft Rewards points. Visit the official terms and conditions for more information on both the Twitter and Microsoft Rewards sweepstakes.

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