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E3 2017: New Sonic Forces trailer shows off old and new villains

by: Russell -
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So stop me if you've heard this one before in a Sonic game. Dr. Robotnik is planning to take over the world...yeah, I thought so.

Anyway, Sega has released a new trailer today at E3 for Sonic Forces, releasing this holiday season for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Dr. Robotnik, and yes he's actually listed as Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik in the press release, has a new plan to finally take over the world.  He's bringing back some old friends of his in the forms of Chaos (Sonic Adventure), Shadow (Sonic Adventure 2), Metal Sonic (Sonic CD), and Zavoc (Sonic Lost World), but now has help from a new villain: Infinite, a powerful and mysterious enemy. Could Dr. Robotnik finally have a plan that'll actually succeed? Well if trying to destroy Sonic in giant robots doesn't work, might as well enlist some new help.

SEGA® Releases New Sonic Forces™ Trailer and Key Art


Trailer Features Brand New Enemy And An All-Star Villains Cast


Burbank, California — June 13, 2017 — Today, SEGA® revealed Sonic Force’s exciting new key art along with the latest trailer. The trailer features an all-star cast of Sonic villains and introduces a brand-new powerful, mysterious enemy, Infinite. Infinite joins Eggman’s evil group of henchmen in Sonic Forces which includes Chaos, Metal Sonic, Shadow and Zavok who have already taken over the world and are ready to create next-level panic and disorder. 

While more about Infinite will be revealed in the future, other villains making an appearance in today’s trailer include: 

  • Doctor Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik: The original Mad Genius Doctor, and Sonic’s nemesis. After countless failed attempts, his plan to take over the world seems to finally be succeeding.

  • Chaos: An ancient power thought to have been quelled after the events of Sonic Adventure. His return is a mystery.

  • Shadow: Once called “The Ultimate Life Form,” Shadow fights for his own reasons. He appeared in Sonic Adventure 2.

  • Metal Sonic: One of the evil doctor’s most powerful creations, Metal Sonic first appeared in Sonic CD, and has returned at a few key moments since.

  • Zavok: The leader of a group known as The Zeti, Zavok is a powerful warrior who was first seen in Sonic Lost World. 

From June 13-15, E3 attendees can stop by either the SEGA/Atlus booth at West Hall #4312 or Sega of Europe booth at West Hall #4300 for hands-on opportunities to check out new content from both Sonic Forces and Sonic Mania.

Sonic Forces will be available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this Holiday. 

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About SEGA of America

SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Games Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home.  The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.  SEGA of America’s website is located at www.sega.com.