We finally had the lid blown off the Sonic 2017 project coming to Nintendo Switch. We now know the game is called Sonic Forces and we learned a slew of details about the game thanks to a big panel at SXSW. Before we get down into a breakdown of select details from that event, here’s our first off screen look at the game in action:

Here’s ma rundown of information we’ve had come to light throughout the day:

  • Is an evolution of Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations
  • 3 unique gameplay styles will be included, including “modern Sonic” & “classic Sonic”
  • Built with a new engine called Hedgehog Engine 2, which is a massive evolution of their old engine
  • Global illumination, physical rendering, and other new enhancements are being added into some of their older visual designs
  • SEGA’s Shun Nakamura is the game’s producer

Source: Nintendo Everything (1, 2)