Sonic Forces Episode Shadow DLC is Free, Makes Shadow the Hedgehog Playable (Update)
The DLC is now official, and it’ll be absolutely free! Check out the announcement:
Shadow arrives with 3 playable levels! Episode Shadow is a free Add-on for Sonic Forces. pic.twitter.com/fAtLhkar8a
— Sonic the Hedgehog (@sonic_hedgehog) September 19, 2017
The first major story DLC for Sonic Forces has leaked. A listing for Sonic Forces Episode Shadow was spotted on the Xbox Store, and it says that it’s only sold as part of a bundle, so it might not be paid DLC initially. 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.
Sonic Forces Episode Shadow will make Shadow the Hedgehog, the edgy anti-hero of the series, playable in the game. Not only will players get to experience a new story that goes into the backstory of the main villain, Infinite, but they’ll also be able to take control of Shadow in previous stages that were playable by Modern Sonic. In total, the DLC offers up three “updated stages” as Shadow, and the ability to “play as Shadow in over 10 Modern Sonic based stages!”
Here’s the official description via the Xbox Store:
Get EPISODE SHADOW to uncover the untold story of the new villain, Infinite, and rediscover three updated stages playing as Shadow. Plus, play as Shadow in over 10 Modern Sonic based stages!
Experience the full story behind the new villain’s rise to power and as you find renewed replayability across Modern Sonic stages. The fate of Sonic the Hedgehog’s world is in your hands – Join the Uprising.
There’s no word if Shadow the Hedgehog will be packing heat like he was in his titular spin-off title.
Sonic Forces releases November 6 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.