Japanese eShop gives Sonic Forces a permanent price drop

Sega forces the price down

Since the physical "New Price" version of Sonic Forces has launched in Japan, its only fair that digital purchasers get the same treatment. Sega has dropped the games price from ¥6,589 to ¥3,289 on the Japanese eShop to match its physical counterpart. Thanks to JapaneseNintendo and Naruki for the initial report.

Sonic Forces "New Price" Version releasing in Japan

Same game, lower price

SEGA is using the old price reduction tactic on Sonic Forces in Japan. The company has announced at Sonic Forces "New Price" Version is going to launch at retail on Nov. 21st, 2019, which drops the price from 6,469 yen to 3,289 yen. The cover art is seeing just a slight change, with the addition of a small 'New Price' banner.

Sonic Forces soundtrack now available on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and more

Looking to enjoy some of the Sonic Forces tunes outside of the game? As of today, you're able to give the soundtracks a listen on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and more. This includes both the original soundtrack and the 'Vocal Traxx' albums.

Sonic Double Pack - cover art

Well that solves that mystery. Amazon Italy has updated their Sonic Double Pack listing with cover art, and now we know for sure that Sonic Forces is the game being bundled up with Sonic Mania Plus. Still no word on this retail double pack seeing release in North America.

Wayô Records announces the worldwide release of the Sonic Forces Original Soundtrack

Wayô Records, the Paris-based record company specializing in video game and visual media music, is proud to announce the release of the international edition of the Sonic Forces Original Soundtrack – A Hero Will Rise in collaboration with SEGA & Wave Master International. Featuring music from the 2017 hit title, this exclusive 3-disc collector box set is a must-have for all fans of the legendary blue hedgehog!

A Wayô Records exclusive, this international release contains 87 tracks from the Sonic Forces video game, including the main theme "Fist Bump" composed by series veteran Tomoya Ohtani and performed by Douglas Robb (Hoobastank), "Theme of Infinite" by Tyler Smyth and Andy Bane (DangerKids), and many more amazing pieces—some of which are performed by the world-famous London Symphony Orchestra!

The deluxe Digistack box set also comes with an exclusive Resistance bonus sticker and a Sonic booklet poster featuring comments from the composers and lyrics, fully translated in English.

Grab yours here

Boundary Break - Sonic Forces (off-camera secrets)

I still haven't played Sonic Forces. I own the game, and I fully intend to give it a whirl, but I just haven't gotten the chance yet. It doesn't help that I feel like I'm not missing out on much. Can anyone tell me why I should make a point to get to it as soon as possible?

Son of a Glitch - Sonic Forces

In this episode we check out the crazy glitches in the latest Sonic outing, Sonic Forces. Hey, at least the glitches are fun...right?!

Did You Know Gaming - Sonic Forces

In this episode, Did You Know Gaming takes a look at some Sonic Forces facts, secrets, Easter eggs and history! Sonic Forces was developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega for PC gaming platforms, the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and actually borrows some elements from Sonic Mania. The game's story sees Sonic joining a resistance force to stop Doctor Eggman, and allows the player to create a custom character with the game's character creation tool. Through our analysis of the game, its gameplay and beta builds, we hope to show some of the more interesting facts from the making of the Sonic Forces and have its history explained.

SEGA says Sonic Forces "performed strongly"

While we don't have specific figures on the sales of Sonic Forces, it does seem that SEGA is happy with the game's reception at retail. In their latest financial results report, SEGA states that Sonic Forces has "performed strongly" in the sales department. Hopefully SEGA gives more concrete details on sales soon.

Thanks to Lars for the heads up!

SEGA explains their decision to make Sonic Forces' Super Sonic DLC free forever

Remember when SEGA originally planned to make people pay for the Super Sonic DLC in Sonic Forces? The content would be for about a month, then it would cost $2 for anyone who didn't grab it during the free period. Thankfully SEGA came to their senses and ditched this idea, making the DLC free forever. Why the change of heart? Aaron Webber from SEGA’s PR and social media team explained...

“At the end of December, we announced that Super Sonic DLC was going to be arriving in Sonic Forces, and I don’t know if this has ever been officially stated yet, so I actually also wanted to mention this for the record, but Super Sonic was never initially planned to be in Sonic Forces. If you guys have played the game, the Chaos Emeralds aren’t really featured as a primary part of the story, and so Super Sonic wasn’t a thing. Along the development process, they said, ‘well let’s make maybe some DLC for Super Sonic.’

Now, to say that the Super Sonic DLC caused a bit of an uproar I think is pretty fair, and a lot of people going, ‘Hey, you know, this was always free in past games, why isn’t it free here?’ I think maybe some people may have thought too we already built it in the game, and had taken it out like a greedy publisher or something like that… even though that wasn’t the case, we had a lot people that worked really hard behind the scenes over the last month, and thankfully we had the support of pretty much everyone at SEGA, which was awesome, and everyone worked really hard, and it’s kind of like trying to hit a moving target when you’ve already said, ‘here’s the plan, let’s go’, but as of yesterday (January 24), the Super Sonic DLC is free for all platforms. It’s going to be free forever. It’s big news, and really good news I think. We wanted to make sure that the fans don’t hurt at all, so we kind of made the right move on this one, especially because a lot of you guys have seen this stuff in the past and gone, ‘Super Sonic kind of should be a key part of the games, it should be kind of a core part of it.’ So hopefully people are happy with that news, and thanks again to everyone at SEGA. Thank you, could not have done it without everyone’s help there.”


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