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Sonic Forces lets you create your own character [Update: Trailer]

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Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5x1yL2kGT0

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Tails, Knuckles, Amy, and friends are about to get a lot more company.

Sega announced today that its upcoming game, Sonic Forces, lets you create your own characters. You can then play as your creation as part of the platformer's third gameplay style, following modern Sonic's 3D/2D hybrid stages and classic Sonic's retro, all 2D levels. This is the first time a Sonic game has allowed players to make their own characters. Sonic Forces is coming out this Holiday for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

Players can choose designs based on seven different animals: Wolf, rabbit, cat, dog, bear, bird, and (of course) hedgehog. Not only do you get to play as your creation, but they'll appear in the story and cutscenes.
Source: https://venturebeat.com/2017/05/16/sonic-forces-lets-you-make-and-play-as-your-own-character/

IGN said:
The seven character types each come with their own special ability, which are:

Bear — Blows away enemies with a homing attack
Bird — Flies high with double jump abilities
Cat — Keeps one ring after being hit
Dog — Restarts with five rings after the player dies
Hedgehog — Collects rings when getting damaged
Rabbit — Has longer invincible time after receiving damage
Wolf — Automatically draws in rings when near them
Beyond choosing one of these seven types, players can customize the look of their character, including outfitting them with hundreds of accessories and costuming options unlocked while playing through the game. Each customized Hero will have a grappling hook as a means of platforming, and the characters can be customized further via Wispons, which are a new take on the Color Powers from Sonic Colors. The Wispons are unique gadgets that can be used both as weapons and for traversing through levels.
Source: http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/05/16/sonic-forces-character-creation-feature-mode-announced

 

Fireblend

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Holy shit, this game is going to be huge. Well played, Sega.

I wonder how close you can get to creating Shrek.
 

DrArchon

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Original character do not steal for reals?

God, it's every stereotypical Sonic fan's wet-dream.
 

Rellik

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I'm surprised it took this long with how much the Sonic fanbase loves to create their own characters.
 

OmegaSmash

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These absolute FUCKING mad men. This was literally the last resort of the franchise and they pulled the trigger on it. Fucking hell Cold Steel memes as far as the eyes can see.
 

bomblord1

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I cannot see this ending well with the fan art community as it is. Why do we even need this in a sonic game?

edit: Just watched the trailer........ they added in guns again.
 

KZXcellent

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I can't believe they're doing it! So excited to make the dumbest OC.

Sonic Team is continuing to do all the right things with Forces it seems.
 

SatoAilDarko

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I thought they may do this. I thought they should do this. I just didn't think they would do this.

I'm scared and excited.
 

Village

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Sonic Xenoverse?

Ok


Hope it doesn't suck. The 2d gameplay looked all types of wack, and a character creator isn't really gonna fix that
 

Nazo

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Oh Jesus Christ no.

Sega doesn't know the kind of Pandora's box they're opening with this.

In all seriousness that sounds pretty cool. 14 year old me would love this.
 
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