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SEGA teases some sort of connection between Sonic Forces and Sonic Mania

Posted on October 8, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

2017 is a special year for Sonic fans. Not one, but two new games are debuting this year. Sonic Mania launched in August, and we can also look forward to Sonic Forces in early November.

Even though these latest Sonic titles are totally separate games, there actually appears to be a connection between the two. Sonic Team boss Takashi Iizuka teased this during an interview at the Tokyo Game Show.

While discussing Sonic Forces, Iizuka left these parting words before leaving Otakumode’s show, as stated by his translator:

“Last month, in August, was released a game called Sonic Mania that got a really warm welcome from everyone in the community from all the fans, especially abroad, a lot of people enjoyed playing it. And I really hope that if you played Sonic Mania, you get to play Sonic Forces too because you may think those titles are unrelated, but actually they may not be… definitely I want you guys to check out both titles because there’s something going on between the two. And I’m going to keep it at this right now.

After this, the translator clarified that there will be a correlation between Sonic Forces and Sonic Mania. So what could it be?

Thanks to x53 for the tip.

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  • Addy

    Sometime after Mania, Classic Sonic went through a time warp and ended up getting shoehorned in to appease to classic fans, whom I call Sammies, and added a create-a-character gimmick because either nobody at Sonic Team/Sega can think up a new character or took inspiration from Deviantart. There’s your connection.

    • Velen (Not WoW)

      I… highly extremely doubt the last part, but definitely agree with the first.

      • Addy

        Don’t doubt what they can do.

    • MagcargoMan


    • TheDrunkenClam

      Why Sammies?

      • Addy

        Why not? The name seems fitting.

    • bridgeotto


      • Addy

        Someone gets it.

    • lunarcloud

      Sammy buying Sega is what happened after the Dreamcast died, so why would you label classic fans as Sammie’s?

      • Addy

        It was a merger, not one company buying the other. And I call them Sammies in reference to a irrelevant (to me, at least) YouTube channel.

  • Ardisan

    Ughhhh, come on Sega… It was soooo obvious, my lord.

  • Brandon Nel

    Imagine (like Sonic 4 Episode 1 & 2), when you own both games on the same console, it activates sort of a lock-on feature that adds some bonus levels (in both games) and other secrets. (May not happen, but would be cool imo.)

  • Bap

    its that ruby.

  • Lionel Bee

    The true ending to Mania makes it fairly clear what the connection is.

  • Stephen Carnaggio

    Did you even play Sonic Mania? The connection is blindingly obvious. The Phantom Ruby and classic Sonic wind up in a warp

  • Joshua Montgomery

    if you collect all chaos emeralds and do the special ending as sonic not knuckles you see that he gets teleported somewhere makes the same sound as phantom ruby in sonic forces when infinite uses it.