Sega has just announced that Sonic Forces will feature a new playable character that will offer a third play style for the game. The title promises to merge the two major eras of the Sonic franchise, bringing together both the platforming focused classic style and the more fast-paced and action-oriented modern style. Now a third option is available, and a brand new character is the key.
“For the first time in the Sonic series, players can create their own original Hero Character, and customize how the character plays and looks,” reads the announcement.
“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 different choices when it comes to what you use with your customizable character. All of them are based around animals. The list is: “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. And Hedgehog – Collects rings when getting damaged”.
The character that players create will stick with them throughout the game and will even be heavily featured in the storyline. Sonic Forces hits Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC this holiday season.