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Sonic Forces

Following today’s announcement that Sonic Forces’ third gameplay style features a player-made character, SEGA has sent out a few screenshots and a piece of art. View the full set below.

SEGA is giving players more control with Sonic Forces. For the first time in the series’ history, players will be able to create and play as their own custom character.

SEGA revealed today that Sonic Forces’ third gameplay style is a powerful gadget touting customizable character. You’ll be able to fully customize how it plays and looks.

Here’s what you need to know:

“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.”

Sonic Forces features seven base animal types that players can select from, each with varying special abilities:

Sonic Forces screenshots

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Following the video released earlier today, SEGA published a trio of Sonic Forces screenshots showing Classic Sonic in action. See them below.

SEGA just went live with a new Sonic Forces video. It showcases brand new footage of Classic Sonic, specifically from Green Hill Zone. Watch the video below.

New Sonic Forces screenshots

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A trio of new screenshots are online for Sonic Forces. Take a look at the latest images from SEGA’s upcoming game below.

Sonic Forces teases new character

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Thus far, the only character we’ve seen in Sonic Forces has been Sonic – in both his Modern and Classics forms. But during today’s Nintendo Direct, a “new ally” was teased. It’s possible that the character is connected to Sonic Forces’ third gameplay style.

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Sonic Forces and Sonic Mania are both featured in this week’s Famitsu. It’s the former title that has received more coverage with additional details. 

Sonic Forces is a stage clearing-type action game in which Sonic runs around 3D areas. Progressing through fields, with not only Sonic’s own speed but also platforms like springs and dash panels, give a sense of exhilaration. Enemies that obstruct him can be destroyed by using attacks like Homing Attack and Boost effectively.

SEGA is looking to reinvigorate the Sonic franchise with Sonic Forces, according to product manager Jim Dyer.

Twinfinite asked Dyer in a recent interview if SEGA views Sonic Mania is a ways of rebuilding interest in the series prior to Sonic Forces’ launch. To that, Dyer said “Sonic Mania is for the fans” while Sonic Forces “is a Sonic game for everyone.”

Additionally, Sonic Forces “is a broader game, a different sort of Sonic than what we’ve done before.” SEGA isn’t necessarily trying to make the Blue Blur relevant, as it’s more about having “flagship IP, this brand powerhouse that SEGA wants to get back to what it should be.”

Read Dyer’s full comments on Sonic Forces below.

Full Sonic panel at SXSW 2017

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SEGA’s panel for Sonic at SXSW 2017 this past week was packed with plenty of news. Updates were shared for both Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces, the latter of which was given its final name and had gameplay shown. For those that missed the panel, you can watch it below.

The first gameplay video for Sonic Forces issued this week offered about 30 seconds of footage from one of the game’s levels. However, Game Informer was given an extended look.

The site says that characters from the Sonic series will be present, but they won’t be playable. In the first stage SEGA has shown, you’ll hear side-characters such as Knuckles, Amy, and members of the Chaotix communicate with Sonic via radio. They’ll basically be reporting on what they’re seeing during the assault.

The only other notable detail from Game Informer’s preview is that, at one point in the stage, “Sonic lands on a platform and the camera shifts to a side-perspective to deliver the modern gameplay with a side-scrolling twist that we’ve seen in prior games.” Keep in mind that this is separate from the Classic Sonic levels.

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