Sonic the Hedgehog blasts onto OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes cartoon

Ian Jones-Quartey’s Cartoon Network cartoon OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes is no stranger to crossovers. Throughout the show, K.O.—the titular 6-11-year-old—already had surprise encounters with other iconic heroes, but Cartoon Network dropped one heck of a teaser for an upcoming supersonic episode at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. K.O. will meet none other than Sonic the Hedgehog and Miles “Tails” Prower as they visit Lakewood Plaza Turbo. Check out the clip below!

Gotta Go Be Heroes

The minute-long teaser shows off K.O. as he berates his exhausted friends Rad and Enid for staying up all night playing videos game, up until SEGA’s legendary pair blast onto the scene. All those Sonic references crammed in were also enough to make me crack a wide grin—let us know in the comments which ones you were able to recognize!

The OK K.O.! x Sonic the Hedgehog crossover episode “Let’s Meet Sonic” will premiere on Cartoon Network on Sunday, August 4 at 4:45pm.

In previous episodes, OK K.O.! featured Hero from Ian’s old webcomic RPG World (“A Hero’s Fate”), Captain Planet and Kwame from Captain Planet and the Planeteers (“The Power is Yours!”) and the monster girls from Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School (“Monster Party”). There was also the Crossover Nexus special, which starred K.O. alongside Steven Universe‘s Garnet, Ben from Ben 10, and Raven from Teen Titans GO! “Let’s Meet Sonic” marks the first time a bonafide video game character makes a dedicated appearance in the show.

There is also a couple of OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes video games for you to sink your teeth in. OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo is a free mobile game you can download on Android and iOS devices. For Nintendo Switch, you can also download the beat-em-up OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes straight from the eShop, or you can go for the physical bundle pack with the RPG Steven Universe: Save the Light.


Jeffrey McDonell
I'm just a hobbyist freelancer who writes for fun, previously under Gamnesia and The Sonic Stadium. I grew up on Nintendo consoles since the Game Boy Advance and GameCube—with standouts like Sonic, Mario, and Zelda defining my childhood—and am especially fond of video game music and remixes.