Sonic The Hedgehog concept art reveals he used to be a pair of human twins

Potentially the oldest known concept art for the first Sonic The Hedgehog game has been shared by the original character designer.

Die-hard fans of Sonic The Hedgehog have long known that Sega’s blue mascot didn’t start out as a hedgehog. Other animals were considered such as a rabbit that could grab enemies with its ears.

It’s now transpired that, at one point, Sonic wasn’t even an animal at all nor a single character, but a pair of spiky haired human twins.

This comes straight from Sonic’s character designer himself, Naoto Ohshima, who shared an old draft and concept art of the original game on social media.

This project was titled Twin Stars and would’ve seen the twins protect a dream world from a invading nightmare enemies.

In the background of one of the art pieces, you can see a familiar looking loop-the-loop that would become commonplace throughout the Sonic series. One of the twins also had blue hair though it’s unclear if Sonic’s final design was at all influenced by this.

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