Sega has revealed Sonic Forces’ third playable character. In addition to Modern Sonic and Classic Sonic, there will be an original Hero Character. This customizable avatar looks exactly the way you would like him or her too and features prominently in the fight against Eggman.
Players can determine what race their Sonic Forces Custom Hero is, with each having their own special ability. Here’s the list of species’ traits.
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
You determine what outfits and accessories your characters wear, as well as their facial features and fur’s color scheme. We also get to see this avatar use custom equipment, like a grappling hook, and their Sonic Colors-inspired Wispon gadgets that grant them special abilities in additional gameplay footage.
Sonic Forces will come to the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC during the 2017 holiday season.