ORIGINAL STORY 4.00pm: Shadow the Hedgehog, everyone's favourite Sonic character, will be playable in the upcoming Sonic Forces. You can check out the Shadow gameplay below. The video below features him in a side-scrolling level, which is something Shadow isn't particularly known for, making this feel one part old, and one part new. Unlike Shadow's single starring role in Shadow the Hedgehog, this level pack - which includes three stages in total - will closely follow the mold of modern Sonic's high-speed action platforming gameplay.
Sonic Forces launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch on November 7.
That's not all though as SEGA also announced a free add on for all Sonic Forces owners, and that freebie is Episode Shadow. The modern Sonic games have never really been my thing, but dare I say it, I didn't dislike what I played. It's part of the "Sonic Forces Digital Bonus" bundle that costs $39.99, so it looks to be a potential pre-order bonus for SEGA's 3D platformer. The fate of Sonic the Hedgehog's world is in your hands - Join the Uprising. There are also costumes for Beat from Jet Set Radio, the monkey from Super Monkey Ball, and more. He's something of an acquired taste among Sonic fans - but then they are people who like Sonic, so.