Sonic Forces Skidrow

Sonic Team's 3D Sonic game for 2017, featuring modern and classic Sonic à la Sonic Generations.

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First revealed on July 22, 2016 under the codename "Project Sonic 2017," Sonic Forces was officially unveiled at SXSW in March 2017.


Sonic Forces takes place in a world on the brink of destruction at the hands of Dr. Eggman. Sonic and his friends fight a losing battle to save the world until Classic Sonic mysteriously resurfaces once again from Sonic's past to aid in the rebellion.


A player-created character
A player-created character

The gameplay in Sonic Forces is broken up in to three styles. The first two are very similar to Sonic Generations; Modern Sonic is controlled from a behind-the-back viewpoint, where players use boost to smash through obstacles and run at high speed. Classic Sonic is more similar to the original Sega Genesis games, with a side-scrolling viewpoint and a greater focus on jumping around on platforms.

The third gameplay style in Sonic Forces is for the game's create-a-character. Players can build their own anthropomorphic animal to join Sonic's rebellion, armed with a variety of different gadgets and abilities.

Character Creator Species

The following species have been revealed for Sonic Forces' character creator. Each species comes with their own unique trait:

  • 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