Casey also teased that Sonic’s efforts to connect with Shadow wouldn’t be quite as easy as it was with Tails and Knuckles. “Sonic’s never had to deal with someone as emotionally damaged like Shadow…when he sees Shadow, he’s like, ‘Well, I’ll just teach him about the power of friendship, like with Knuckles!’ But that’s not going to work on Shadow.” For fans of the franchise, it’s an interesting thing to say, given that Shadow’s desire to protect humanity stems from witnessing the death of his friend Maria at the hands of G.U.N. With how Sonic 2 makes clear that G.U.N. will be a problem going forward, it sounds like a bit more darker sequel is in the cards for the Blue Blur and company.

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