Recently, Fortnite added an emote dubbed Full Tilt in reaction to the Area 51 raid, and as many who was keeping up with the event knows, part of the plan was to assault the military base with "Naruto Runners." The Fortnite Area 51/Naruto emote mimics the style of this Naruto running, which was layered and ambitious enough as is. Now, one fan has decided to take it a step further and recreated the Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer utilizing the aforementioned addition.
This was created by Redditor WilliamBash whose only explanation was that he intended to bring the "two biggest controversies in gaming together." He seems to be referring to the Area 51 raid as one of these controversies, which as many expected, practically amounted to nothing. It did inspire many great memes in the gaming community, though, and the one kid who Naruto ran past a reporter became a legend. Or WilliamBash could simply be referring to Fortnite in this manner, given the popular opinion of the battle royale title.
The other controversy is clearly the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. The reaction the original trailer received was so bad that the movie was delayed to rework the Sonic design, with the Sonic the Hedgehog movie producer stating fans will be pleased with the new design. If that proves to be true remains to be seen, but many voiced support for this fan-made Fortnite trailer nonetheless.
Utilizing cosmetics from Fortnite season 8-10 Battle Passes, WilliamBash recreated the aforementioned trailer using the Naruto running emote. Many described it as better than the actual thing, but regardless of tongue-in-cheek comments about it, this trailer closely follows the movie trailer. There's no denying that this was an intended parody of Sonic the Hedgehog.
Enjoying this trailer may one way for Fortnite fans to pass the time until the redesign is officially revealed. Jim Carrey spoke on this Sonic redesign not too long ago, stating that he's not sure how to feel about using fan feedback for it. As it stands, a lot of fans don't know what to think about the redesign either given that the it hasn't been shown yet, but regardless, it's currently set to release on February 14, 2020.
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