Fans of the high-speed Sonic the Hedgehog can re-live their nostalgia with an all-new gameplay footage of SEGA’s upcoming Sonic Forces. The 1 1/2 minute clip showcased actions of Classic Sonic in Green Hill Zone – the iconic stage of the first installment in the Sonic platformer series. Though not replicating the stage exactly, this Green Hill Zone has done an excellent job when portraying the gameplay experience of the original Sonic the Hedgehog with fast-paced level design and Sonic’s signature spins. The nostalgia is also upgraded to the next-gen gamers with graphics improvements rendered with a new game engine.
Sonic Forces, first announced as Project Sonic 2017, is one of the upcoming Sonic games that will make their first appearances on next-gen consoles. Similarly to the previous Sonic Generations, the game will have two different mechanics: Classic Sonic with 2D designs based on the original games on SEGA Genesis and Modern Sonic with 3D gameplay originating from Sonic Adventure. It is speculated that there will also be a new playable character using a unique gameplay style.
Sonic Forces is slated to have a Q4 2017 release on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.