Don’t do it, Joey. Don’t get excited. Don’t thrill at the possibility that Sonic Forces may present a genuinely enjoyable Sonic experience that modernizes what we all loved so much about the Blue Blur’s early outings…

Gah! I can’t. Dangit, this looks good. Here’s gameplay for the upcoming Sonic Forces due this holiday from Sega.

Alright, who’s making it?

Sega’s Sonic Team is working on Sonic Forces. The most recent “modern” take on Sonic that I personally enjoyed was Sonic Generations. It was by no means a perfect game, but it was enjoyable for fans like myself. I dug it, but not completely.

If Sonic Team can improve upon that Generations style and make Sonic Forces undeniably good? I don’t know what fans of the franchise will do. How can they handle the genuine return of this glorious hedgehog?!

We’ll know if and when this game rocks. Sonic Forces is due in the Holiday 2017 season, and it’ll sell on the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.