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Burbank, California — November 7, 2017 — Calling all heroes! Sonic Forces™, the fast-paced action platformer from the team that brought you Sonic Colours™ and Sonic Generations™, arrives today. The game launches with a Day One Patch that has several updates, including a change to the ring system, which allows players to recollect rings after being hit. Sonic Forces can be purchased now for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
For Shadow fans, the free Episode Shadow Add-On will also be available starting today. The Add-On focuses on the mysterious backstory between Shadow and Infinite and includes an additional three Shadow stages, plus the ability to replay as Shadow in over 10 Modern Sonic Stages. Those who preordered the Sonic Forces Digital Bonus Edition or the Sonic Forces Physical Bonus Edition from retailers* participating in the pre-order scheme will receive a Shadow costume for their Hero Character.
For those who haven’t purchased Sonic Forces yet, Physical and Digital Bonus Editions for Sonic Forces are still available for a limited time. Both Bonus Editions come with the SEGA/ATLUS Pack Add-On, which offers a variety of in-game outfit items and accessories to recreate the look of five other SEGA/ATLUS icons for your Hero Character, so buy now while it is still available!
In Sonic Forces, players speed through rolling ruined landscapes as Modern Sonic, catapult past perilous platforms as Classic Sonic, and use powerful new gadgets as their own Custom Hero Character. Battles feature iconic enemies and powerful new villains, including Dr. Eggman, Zavok, and Metal Sonic leading up to a fight against Sonic’s most powerful enemy yet, Infinite.
Also being released today is the fourth and final chapter of the Sonic Forces digital comic series scripted by Ian Flynn. Titled “Rise of Infinite,” the chapter tells the original story of Infinite and how he became Eggman’s evil accomplice - providing the perfect segue to the game. Check out the full “Rise of Infinite” chapter here.
For those who want to get an extra dose of Sonic Forces, download and play the real-time multiplayer mobile game Sonic Forces: Speed Battle today on the App Store for iPhone and iPad - coming to the Google Play Store for Android devices on November 16th.
1st reviewer: This Sonic is aimed for adults with a hype story that opens with a serious development and has allies and enemies throughout the series gathering. In addition to the hearty high-speed actions on both 3D stages where you go deep and 2D side-scrolling stages, this game has an exclusive fun factor with usage of weapons and a playthrough where you can switch between up to 3 characters. You can create an Avatar as the player’s personification, and it’s also nice that they can be freely customized. 9
2nd reviewer: The design that retains the deep replay value and challenges while catching up on the exhilarating and speedy feels are amazing, as it allows anyone to feel good when playing it. You can create your own personification with the Avatar, and having them fight together with Sonic also gives freshness; the actions that use Wispons are also interesting. In stages where Sonic and the Avatar work together, the W.Boost has a pleasant feel in the dash, and the lovely BGMs fit every place and will raise your tension. 9
3rd reviewer: The dramatic [story] development is nice, since it once again recognizes the coolness of Sonic. The gimmicks that have excellent speedy feels, and the smooth transition from 3D to side-scrolling is also cool. Even in the same area, when the characters and gimmicks change you will feel a different sensation in playing it. With the Avatar-exclusive weapons you can taste the exhilaration of mowing enemies, and the tricky movement abilities are also interesting. There is also a variation of costumes. For the Classic Sonic, being able to use the Dash that originated from Sonic Mania is also nice. 9
4th reviewer: By implementing the Avatar Character, it has an uniqueness which is enjoying special movement and attack methods that Sonic doesn’t have. You can taste a sensation of playing [the game] that’s different from the past series, and the gameplay breadth also got larger. This game has an impression of getting closer to a straight high-speed action, and you can fully feel the exhilaration even more easily. I don’t deny Sonic’s uniqueness of “becoming complicated due to getting too fast,” but this game is well done to tightly stuff in strategy with the epitome of action. 8
Eggman is at it again! In anticipation of the November 7 release of Sonic Forces™, evil genius Eggman and the world’s edgiest hedgehog, Shadow, have taken over the official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account to drum up recruitment for the robot army. But Sonic fans, don’t be fooled! Should you choose to side with Eggman and his villains, you will be doomed (or lucky enough) to live a formatted life of logic and servitude as robots in his evil empire, as shown in Eggman’s propaganda-filled video here.
In other Eggman news, the latest chapter in the Sonic Forces digital comic series scripted by Ian Flynn is now available and features Shadow and Omega working together to battle against Eggman and Infinite’s villainous tactics. Fans can read this third chapter, titled “Looming Shadow,” along with the two previous chapters here. The fourth and final chapter in the series will be unveiled soon, so stay tuned!
From the team that brought you Sonic Colours™ and Sonic Generations™, Sonic Forces has players experience fast paced action as Modern Sonic, catapult past perilous platforms as Classic Sonic, and use powerful new gadgets as their own Custom Hero Character. The game will be available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 7.
To stay current on Sonic the Hedgehog news including upcoming comic issues of Sonic Forces, follow Sonic on Twitter and Instagram, like him on Facebook, and subscribe to the Twitch channel and the YouTube channel. Also, don’t forget to visit our new Sega e-shop at shop.sega.com!
As you might have heard, Sonic Forces review copies aren't a thing. SEGA is not sending the game out to outlets for a pre-launch review. As outlets let their readers know that reviews will come post-launch, SEGA has chimed in to say that a day-one patch will be available for the game. It seems SEGA is trying to say the day-one patch is the reason why the game isn't being sent out to outlets for review. Of course, this makes little sense, as we've already seen Famitsu review the game.