One of the main complaints about Sonic the Hegdehog, back when the series started to stray, became the overabundance of throwaway sidekicks and characters. A rabbit? A duck? A bee? A sexy bat? A Totoro-esque cat?
A common argument became that fans just wanted to play as Sonic with maybe a dash of Tails and Knuckles on the side. SEGA adhered and brought the focus back to its classic core team in recent years. Now, in 2017, SEGA doesn’t make lame Sonic sidekicks at all… it leaves that task up to you!
As you can see in the E3 2017 trailer, Sonic Forces will star retro Sonic, modern Sonic, and a character of your own design. The trio will battle a giant robot who has overtaken Sonic’s homeworld. Hopefully you can fight back evil, save the planet, and not stick out as obnoxiously as… Espio the Chameleon? Who the heck is that?
Sonic Forces will be released for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2017.