Sonic Forces is an upcoming platform video game developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. An installment in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, the game was announced in commemoration of its 25th anniversary, and will be released worldwide in November 2017.
The game follows Sonic the Hedgehog as a member of a resistance force against Doctor Eggman, who has taken over the world with the help of his robot army and a mysterious new villain known as Infinite. Gameplay is similar to Sonic Generations with players controlling "Classic" and "Modern" versions of the titular character; the former plays from a 2.5D side-scrolling view reminiscent of the original Sonic games on the Sega Genesis, while the latter uses three-dimensional gameplay similar to Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Colors. In addition to the two Sonics, Sonic Forces also introduces a third gameplay mode featuring the "Avatar", the player's own custom character.
Similar to the previous title, Sonic Generations, players can play as two variations of Sonic the Hedgehog: Modern Sonic and Classic Sonic. Modern Sonic plays through three-dimensional stages like those seen in Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Colors, while Classic Sonic's gameplay features 2D side-scrolling stages reminiscent of the Sega Genesis-era of games. Modern Sonic is able to perform homing attacks and can boost by collecting White Wisps, while Classic Sonic, in addition to his Spin Dash ability, can perform the Drop Dash move which was first introduced in Sonic Mania. In addition to the two Sonics, Sonic Forces introduces a third character, known as the "Avatar", in which players are able to create their own custom character, a first for the series. The Avatar is created from a base of seven animal types, each of which possesses a unique ability. All Avatars wield a grappling hook that allows them to perform a homing attack, as well as latch onto special hooks to access new areas. Avatars can also equip weapons known as Wispons, including flamethrowers, whips, and hammers, to attack enemies. Depending on the Wispon equipped, Avatars can use temporary abilities by collecting a corresponding Wisp within each stage; e.g. if the Avatar is equipped with the Burst Wispon, they can activate Burst Wisp abilities. Players can unlock new Wispons and customization items as they progress. Additionally, there are "tag team" stages that play similarly to Sonic Heroes, in which players can alternate between Sonic and the Avatar and occasionally use combination techniques.
💎 Developer: Sonic Team
💎 Publisher: Sega
💎 Director: Morio Kishimoto
💎 Producer: Shun Nakamura
💎 Composer: Tomoya Ohtani
💎 Genre: Platform
💎 Platform: PC - Nintendo Switch - PS4 - Xbox One
💎 Mode: Single-player
💻 PC Requirements:
⚙️ OS: Windows® 7/8.1/10 64-bit only
⚙️ CPU: Intel® Core i7-4770S or AMD® Ryzen 5 1500X or faster
⚙️ Graphic: NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 960 or AMD® Radeon R9 290X or faster
⚙️ RAM: 16GB