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New Sonic Frontiers Trailer Debuts at TGS 2022 | Video Spotlight

Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

A new Sonic Frontiers trailer has arrived alongside the game’s appearance at the Tokyo Games Show 2022. The new trailer features more combat against the giant robots we’ve seen in past trailers, but this time we get our first look at Super Sonic in the game. You can check out the new trailer by clicking the embed below:

Sonic Frontiers is being developed by Sonic Team and will release on Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on November 8th 2022.

Watch 7 Minutes of Sonic Frontiers In-Game Action | Video Spotlight

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

IGN are back with more Sonic Frontiers coverage. This time we have an extensive 7 minute gameplay video that showcases some of the open world action in Sonic Frontiers. You can see it for yourself via the embed below:

The footage is largely exploration-focused, showcasing a move-set that is remarkably similar to previous 3D Sonic entries like Sonic Forces, Sonic Generations and Sonic Colours. New abilities come in the form of a laser loop ability that Sonic uses to surround certain objects like torches which disables them. We also see Sonic running up specific wall-faces. There’s also some light puzzle solving, which unlocks doors and reveals hidden items.

Sonic Frontiers will launch in Holiday 2022 for Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC. The game is being developed in house by Sonic Team.

[Source: IGN]

Yuji Naka, Creator of Sonic the Hedgehog Joins Square Enix

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Yuji Naka, the former head of Sonic Team and famed lead programmer on the original Sonic the Hedgehog game for Mega Drive has joined Square Enix’s game development staff. Naka’s own announcement reveals that he aims “to develop an enjoyable game” but there is currently no word on what project Naka will be working on.

Naka had previously left SEGA in 2006 to found his own games studio called Prope. It is currently unknown if Prope will continue to develop games without Naka. The studio’s social media pages haven’t updated since June 2017 so it could be the case that Prope have also closed their doors, however we have no solid information at this time.

[Source: Den of Geek]

SEGA Tunes: Watch Tomoya Ohtani’s Sonic Forces Live Set from TGS 2017

Friday, September 29th, 2017

During the 2017 Tokyo Game Show, Tomoya Ohtani performed a short live set of music from Sonic Forces to promote the upcoming Sonic Team title. He was joined on stage by vocalists Jon Underdown and Nana Hatori and the performance has become infamous for Ohtani’s use of the air horn sound effect. You can watch the set by clicking below:

Sonic Forces launches worldwide on November 7th 2017 for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

Video Spotlight: First Look at Casino Forest in Sonic Forces

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Today we get our first look at a new Classic Sonic stage in Sonic Forces called Casino Forest. I bet you’ll never guess what two things this stage combines:

Here, that tune is brilliant!

Sonic Forces is being developed by Sonic Team and it launches on November 7th 2017 for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.

Shadow the Hedgehog Becomes Playable in Sonic Forces Via Free DLC

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Shadow the Hedgehog returns as a playable character in a Sonic game via a new, free DLC chapter that will be added to Sonic Forces on day one. Episode Shadow will include 3 exclusive stages for Shadow to explore and they will explore the character’s backstory and his connections to new villain, Infinite. Shadow will also be available to play in many of the game’s Modern Sonic stages as an added bonus. Check out the video below to see Shadow in action in Episode Shadow:

Sonic Forces and Episode Shadow launch worldwide on November 7th 2017 for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

Sonic Forces’ 3rd Playable Character is a Custom Hero You Can Create

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

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In one of the most self-aware moves I’ve ever seen from SEGA, Sonic Forces will include a customisable character that you can create. This custom character is the third playable character option that was teased for inclusion in Sonic Forces and they come with additional abilities that include a grappling hook and a flamethrower.

The customisable character will have 7 species for you to build your character from and each of them has specific extra abilities. The 7 species are listed below:

Rabbit — Has longer invincible time after receiving damage
Wolf — Automatically draws in rings when near them
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

You can check out the first footage of the customer character in action via the trailer below:

We also get an extended look at the custom character in action in the dilapidated city stage which is now officially known as Park Avenue. Check it out below:

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

Video Spotlight: Classic Sonic Gameplay Footage from Sonic Forces

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

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SEGA have unveiled the first extended look at Classic Sonic’s gameplay from Sonic Forces. It resembles his gameplay from Sonic Generations very closely except keen-eyed viewers have noticed his move-set may have been expanded to include the drop-dash from Sonic Mania.

The stage featured is a remixed version of Green Hill Zone that has been flooded with sand, a result of “the heavy desertification caused by Eggman’s industries”. Check out the gameplay trailer by clicking below:

Sonic Forces is scheduled for release in Winter 2017 for Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch. Its development is being lead by Sonic Team.

Video Spotlight: Sonic Forces Direct Feed Modern Sonic Gameplay

Friday, March 17th, 2017

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The first direct feed footage of Sonic Forces is now available to view below. It showcases Modern Sonic doing his thing in a post apocalyptic city-setting that’s interspersed with scenery from Green Hill Zone. What’s even more surprising is the footage is in 60fps. However there is currently no word on whether all versions of the game are going to run at 60fps, but this is certainly a promising demonstration. The gameplay is extremely similar to that of Sonic Generations and we even see the return of the red star rings. Take a look:

Sonic Forces launches for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC in Winter 2017.

Project Sonic 2017 is Sonic Forces, First Gameplay Revealed at SXSW

Friday, March 17th, 2017

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The final title for Project Sonic 2017 has finally been revealed at SXSW. The game will be called Sonic Forces and will follow a similar gameplay style to Sonic Unleashed, Sonic Colours and Sonic Generations. The first footage of the game in action is currently only available via off-screen recordings from SXSW but you can view it in the following SEGA News Bits video:

The gameplay shows a ruined city that is interspersed with scenery that appears to have been taken from Green Hill Zone. This has lead many to speculate that the game will follow a plot that sees Modern Sonic and Classic Sonic’s worlds colliding and creating stages that look like they’ve fused together.

Sonic Forces will launch on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC in Winter 2017.

[Source: SEGAbits]

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