If Sonic Forces had yet to make it on your radar as a game to play and pick later on this year when it releases, today’s piece of Sonic news is one heck of an incentive!
For the first time ever, thanks to the previously revealed third gameplay mechanic Sonic Forces possesses, players will actually get to create their own personal character in a Sonic game and wield a whole bunch of powerful unique weapons and as well as the press release I’ll be sharing below, there’s also a video and a few screenshots, so make sure you’re comfy, because there is a lot to get though:
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Sonic Forces Introduces New, Third Gameplay Style:
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.
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Sonic Forces is most definitely shaping up to be one heck of a Sonic title, the likes of which we have never seen before, but come this Holiday season, see it we will!
Source: SEGA PR