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New trailer shows how players can customize their own character and in Sonic Forces

Classic Sonic and Modern Sonic will be receiving some help in this Fall’s Sonic Forces. Sega has announced that players will also be able to dash through the game’s levels as their own “powerful gadget touting” customizable character.

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.

In addition to changing their look, players can also choose the species of their Hero Character:

Animal Types in Sonic Forces

  • 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
  • Hedgehog – Collects rings when getting damaged

And in case you were worried, Hero Characters won’t be walled off in special areas of the game. According to Sega, they’ll be “a key part of the story” and appear alongside Sonic in cutscenes and throughout his adventure.

Sonic Forces will be available for the PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One this Fall. A new gameplay trailer featuring a customizable character with a grappling hook and fired-based Wispon can be found after the break. (more…)

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Get a quick glimpse at a side-scrolling stage from Sonic Forces right here

Sonic the Hedgehog only got a few seconds to shine during yesterday’s Nintendo Direct presentation, but Sega delivered by showcasing a side-scrolling stage from Sonic Forces during that time.

If you’re more of a fan of “Classic Sonic,” don’t worry, the publisher used the remainder of their time to show off a little more gameplay from the retro-styled Sonic Mania.

Sonic Forces will be released this Fall, while Sonic Mania will be available exclusively as a digital download this Summer. Both games are in development for the Nintendo Switch, as well as the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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New trailer reveals that Project Sonic will officially be known as Sonic Forces

Sega announced yesterday that this Fall’s mysterious “Project Sonic” will officially be known as Sonic Forces. Like the earlier teaser trailer, the title’s militaristic vibe is front and center in the first gameplay trailer, which shows Sonic speeding through a post-apocalyptic cityscape. The game’s impressive visuals were created using Sonic Team’s brand new “Hedgehog 2” engine.

Though Sonic Forces will feature a revamped graphical style, the game is also being designed to serve as a spiritual followup to Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations.

Sonic Forces will march into stores this Fall for the PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.

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Sega will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at Sonic Mania and Project Sonic at SXSW 2017

Sega has been unusually quiet about the future of Sonic the Hedgehog since announcing Sonic Mania and Project Sonic at Comic-Con 2016. That’ll all change next month, when the publisher hosts “Gotta Go Fast: The Official Panel of Sonic the Hedgehog” at South by Southwest 2017 on Thursday, March 16.

Takashi Iizuka, the Head of Sonic Team, Aaron Webber, Sonic’s Community Manager, and Roger Craig Smith and Mike Pollock, the voice actors behind Sonic and Dr. Eggman, will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at both games, along with unveiling a few “other surprises”:

Dive into the world of Sonic the Hedgehog in this exclusive behind-the-scenes look at both Sonic Mania and the upcoming Sonic 2017! With presenters from Sega and Sonic Team’s Takashi Iizuka, this panel will answer questions about both games, showcase a new reveal for each title, and will discuss Sonic’s resurgence in the world of gaming since the reveal of both games. Of course, with Sonic involved, who knows what other surprises might be in store?

Sonic Mania is a side-scrolling platformer that’s an homage to Sonic’s past, and it’ll be available this Spring. Project Sonic is a new 3D game that’ll launch this Fall, and it features many of the same time-bending shenanigans as Sonic Generations. Both games are currently in the works for the PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

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Nintendo Switch Presentation: More than 80 games in development including Minecraft, Street Fighter II, Bomberman, more

During Nintendo’s Switch Presentation, several developers took the stage (both live and virtually) to announce games that they have in development for the new console. More than 80 games were confirmed to be in the works, and we here at Warp Zoned compiled a list of the games announced during the presentation.

We caught a few that we’ve seen before:

  • Dragon Quest X
  • Dragon Quest XI: In Search of the Departed Time
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • NBA 2K18
  • Project Sonic

A few that are currently available or coming soon to other consoles:

  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
  • Dragon Quest Heroes I & II
  • Farming Simulator 17
  • FIFA Soccer
  • I Am Setsuna
  • Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
  • Minecraft: Story Mode
  • Rayman Legends
  • Skylanders Imaginators
  • Sonic Mania
  • Street Fighter II
  • Syberia 3

And a few brand new games that we should learn more about soon:

  • Atlus’s Shin Megami Tensei V (Working Title)
  • Frozenbyte’s Has-Been Heroes
  • Nintendo’s Snipperclips: Cut It Out Together
  • Shin’in’s FAST RMX
  • Square Enix’s Project Octopath Traveler (Working Title)
  • Suda51’s No More Heroes 3 (Working Title)
  • Super Bomberman R

And I know there’s some I missed, so don’t forget to watch the video!

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Sonic Team will release untitled Project Sonic on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and NX in Holiday 2017

As promised, Sonic Team announced their next Sonic the Hedgehog game during the Sonic 25th Anniversary Party. The untitled game is known internally as Project Sonic, and a short trailer was revealed during the Comic-Con event.

We didn’t learn much about the game, but the video did show Sonic dashing through a post-apocalyptic landscape where he was eventually joined by “Classic Sonic” from Sonic Generations, so we might be looking at a sequel to that game.

Sega promised to announce additional information about Project Sonic “at a later date,” but for now, they’ve confirmed it’ll be released for the PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo’s upcoming NX console during the 2017 holiday season.

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Sonic Team’s new Sonic the Hedgehog game will be announced at Comic-Con and released in 2017

Takashi Iizuka, the Head of Sonic Team, confirmed the existence of a brand new Sonic the Hedgehog game a few days ago. Since then, fans have began counting down the days until July 22, as the game is expected to be officially announced during a special 25th Anniversary Party for Sonic at Comic-Con.

Yesterday, during a 25th Anniversary Party for Sonic in Tokyo (and translated by Gematsu), Iizuka confirmed that the next Sonic the Hedgehog game will indeed be unveiled during the Comic-Con event on July 22. The developer also revealed that the game is currently on track for a 2017 release.

Naturally, this news has lead to rampant speculation the next Sonic the Hedgehog game will be a Nintendo NX exclusive… but as of right now, we don’t know anything about which platform, or platforms, its in development for.

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Sonic Team confirms they’re working hard on another Sonic the Hedgehog game

sonicthehedgehogSonic made his worldwide debut in 1991’s Sonic the Hedgehog for the Sega Genesis. Since then, the “Blue Blur” has starred in dozens of games, and he’s also appeared on television and in comic books. Naturally, developer Sonic Team has big plans for a character with such long-running popularity.

Speaking to Famitsu (as translated by Soah City), Takashi Iizuka, the Head of Sonic Team, said his team is hard at work on a completely new game starring everyone’s favorite hedgehog:

Famitsu: Finally, our last question – please tell us about Sonic’s future.

Iizuka: We at Sonic Team – are developing a completely new game, as well as developing a full movie, actively done by Sony Pictures, and animation on Sonic Boom. We are also ready to improve sponsor ties.

The most important thing is not the fact the series survived for 25 years, but how many games was developed.

Our goal – add something new and overcome any potential hardships.

Sega is holding a huge 25th Anniversary Party for Sonic during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con on July 22. It’s a safe bet that the next Sonic game from Sonic Team will be announced there.

But don’t forget, the Sanzaru-developed Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice will be released for the 3DS on September 27.

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