Aug 31 2017 - 8:04 pm

Sonic Forces release date announced, pre-order for classic Sega character skins

Sonic Forces is shooting for a fall release date.
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Sonic Forces' release date has been announced, and the game is getting a hefty Bonus Edition for its fall release. Sonic fans who pre-order the game will receive five in-game skins and items referencing classic Sega and Atlus characters when the game comes out on Nov. 7.

Announced on the Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account, the game's Bonus Edition add-on set features costumes referencing Jet Set Radio's Beat, Persona 5's Phantom Thief, AiAi from Super Monkey Ball, a Puyo from Puyo Puyo, and the protagonist NiGHTS from the Sonic Team classic NiGHTS Into Dreams.

If that isn't enough, these add-ons are also available in the game's Hero Character mode, which allows players to create their own characters. This means that players can latch these items onto their custom characters before jumping into play. All five skins come with the Bonus Edition when pre-ordered for the game's November release date.


The Bonus Edition also comes with a custom controller skin for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One. It remains unclear if Sonic Forces' PC version will also receive a Bonus Edition. In the meantime, Sonic Forces launches on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One worldwide on Nov. 7, with the Japanese version landing Nov. 9.

H/T Polygon

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