Knock knock it’s Knuckles (again)! But this time SEGA HARDlight has revealed a new version of the porcupine on the block with the buff chest – along with a buff hat. That’s right, Treasure Hunter Knuckles is coming to Sonic Dash and Sonic Forces Mobile, in a nod to the fan favourite Sonic the Movie OVA.
As with past special characters in the SEGA HARDlight mobile games, players have to earn the right to play as Treasure Hunter Knuckles by collecting tokens on the track in Sonic Dash. Grab 500 coins with the punchy echidna’s face, and you’ll be able to run as him forever.
The character is also coming to the Sonic Forces mobile game, and along with it no doubt a number of interesting traps and weapons to ruin the day of other players. We’ll have to wait a little longer for the hat to appear in Forces, but we don’t suppose it will be too long.
Interestingly, Treasure Hunter Knuckles did not come as a huge surprise; SEGA HARDlight teased the existence of the character on its Twitter page a few days ago after rumours started swirling about a potential leak of the announcement. It seems that another character will be joining Knuckles soon; a new skin for Rouge the Bat. You can see the teaser image below; we’ll update you guys when we hear more about the second character. For now though, enjoy running as Knuckles!