Sonic fans, permission to freak out now!
Sega released the very first gameplay video for Sonic Forces, formerly known as Project Sonic 2017. In the video, it shows the Blue Blur running through a city under attack, collecting rings, using his homing attack to destroy enemies and leaping between platforms. All while Death Egg Robot sentinels are seen in the background knocking down and destroying buildings and launching bombs.
Sonic Forces is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and the Nintendo Switch in late 2017. It runs on a brand-new engine that Sega is calling “The Hedgehog Engine 2.” The game’s new name is a reference to the battle between the forces of good and evil.
More Sonic news has come out along with the gameplay. Sonic Mania has been delayed from this spring to summer. A specific release date hasn’t been provided yet, but Sega showed off the game again, teasing new enemies, preorder bonuses, a collector’s edition vinyl album, and the return of the Flying Battery Zone.