The modern day Sonic game will be called Sonic Forces and will launch aside Sonic Mania this year as one of two Sonic titles. This title is one we don’t know much about right now, but Sega has promised to release footage from modern Sonic today, which we will be posting at some point today.
In the meantime, there is some off-screen footage available from SXSW, this title is being created in the new “Hedgehog 2” game engine, an updated version of the original engine used in games like Sonic Unleashed, Sonic Generations, Sonic Lost World and Phantasy Star Online 2.
Sonic Forces was announced last June in Tokyo during the 25th anniversary of the franchise.
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