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Sonic Forces Introduces New, Third Gameplay Style (official PR, screens, art and more footage)


Burbank, California — May 16, 2017 —Today, SEGA® revealed the third gameplay style in Sonic Forces is a powerful gadget touting customizable character. For the first time in the Sonic series, players can create their own original Hero Character, and customize how the character plays and how it looks. This newly revealed playstyle in Sonic Forces is in addition to the previously revealed fast-paced action of Modern Sonic and the thrilling platforming of Classic Sonic.

In this just announced gameplay style, players will be equipping their custom Hero Character with one of a variety of powerful unique gadgets called Wispons. Wispons are an evolution of the Color Powers from Sonic Colors and double as both offensive abilities and as a way to platform through levels quickly. Along with the Wispon, the Hero Character will have a grappling hook they can utilize to quickly traverse across zones. Players can also customize the Hero Character’s looks by choosing and swapping between hundreds of accessories and outfit options to change the character’s appearance as they play through the game.

There are seven base animal types that players can select from, each with varying special abilities:

Wolf – Automatically draws in rings when near them
Rabbit - Has longer invincible time after receiving damage
Cat - Keeps one ring after being hit
Dog - Restarts with five rings after the player dies
Bear – Blows away enemies with a homing attack
Bird - Flies high with double jump abilities
Hedgehog - Collects rings when getting damaged

No matter what Hero the player chooses to create, it will be featured throughout the entire game. In a first for the Sonic franchise, a character the player creates will be a key part of the story, appearing not only in cut scenes, but by being a crucial element in helping Sonic reclaim the world from Eggman’s domination.

Sonic Forces will be available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, & PC this Holiday. Join the Uprising to take back the world from Dr. Eggman.

Categories: Media, Press Releases, Consoles
Tags: eshop, sonic, switch

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spongicx
Tue May 16 17 03:34pm
Rating: 2

Imagine how outraged the fans will be, when the story requires the new character to sacrifice themselves in the end, wiping them out of existence.

That's probably what's gonna happen which is why I don't care about this character creation. It just seems pointless and stupid to me. Also I am so god damn sick of wisps. Why are wisps in modern sonics gameplay as well as the custom characters gameplay,

vexchaneu
Tue May 16 17 03:38pm
Rating: 2

Gotta say didn't expect a character creator, I think it's a smart choice though.

wesfx
Tue May 16 17 07:25pm
(Updated 1 time)

Love this idea. Not sure if I should expect brawler sections like Unleashed had to come out of this, or not.

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