Casinopolis’ Gotham City branch has seen better days

The crossover cameo no one ever expected

After Chaos turned Station Square into the world’s largest outdoor water park in the 1999 classic and SEGA Dreamcast launch title Sonic Adventure, one can only assume that some of the businesses there decided to look elsewhere in order to keep things going. New cities, new opportunities, right?

Why anyone in their right mind would pick Gotham City is beyond me.

But that seems to be what happened, according to the recently-released fourth issue of DC Comics’ Legends of the Dark Knight, as Batman arrives at a run-down casino where he believes the Riddler is hiding out…

…and it’s the spitting image of Casinopolis, from Sonic Adventure (well, a bit worse for wear, but still).

Here’s a clearer look at the two images for you (click to see them in full):

There really is no mistaking it. The corner-placed entrance, the octagonal emblem above the sign… heck, even the floating monitor that offered you hints in the game is there!

The Tweet Knight who brought this to everyone’s attention, @Velosassraptor, also noted further connections between the two series, and even the Batman’s prey in this event:

Naturally, this has drawn some attention on Twitter. A Batman/Sonic crossover? Could such a thing ever happen? Should such a thing ever happen?

Well, one face familiar to both Sonic and DC Comics certainly seems to think so:

Hey, Batman’s teamed with everyone from Spawn and Aliens to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Fortnite, and even SEGA’s own Shinobi, so at this point, why not? (And that’s not even counting LEGO Dimensions.)

And of course, there’s already fan art imagining how this might shake out:

Wait, I thought this was supposed to be the Riddler’s hideout?

Anyway, the artist for this issue, Darick Robertson, doesn’t seem to have done any work for any of the Sonic comics in the past. Maybe this could be considered an application to get IDW’s attention?

Oh, and I suppose I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention this bit from Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog #38:

What do you think? Should SEGA and DC just make it official already?

David Oxford

What you see is what you get! Just a guy that loves adventure. And video games. And good food. And cats.
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