Sonic Forces is inching closer to its November 7 release date on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. As such, Sega has been releasing previews of various music tracks from the game. Today, we get a taste of Aqua Road, and it’s rather hectic.
Here’s the preview for Aqua Road:
Interested in more gameplay tidbits? Kite’s translated Sonic Forces Famitsu interview has plenty of information, including more about Wispons:
For example, the fire-based Wispon No.1 Burst attacks with a flamethrower while having aerial jump as its special movement. The thunder-based Wispon No.2 Lightning has an electric whip as its attack while the special movement lets the Avatar move with a trajectory based on the rings and enemies. And the hammer-shaped Wispon No.3 Cube can be used to launch a shockwave attack that turns enemies to cubes and subsequently rings, and has a special movement that generates cubes beneath the player as a platform.
Famitsu: In addition to the many styles, we’re also surprised that the action changes drastically with the Wispon used by the Avatar.
Nakamura: After pursuing the question of “What is a high-speed action that’s different from Sonic?” we came to a conclusion that we want [players] to enjoy various kinds of actions, so we made this system.
Famitsu: How did the idea of Wispons come from?
Iizuka: We’ve decided from the early phase that we’d make them gadgets that use the power of Wisps. And after that, we thought to refer them from the power of the source Wisps. In the end, Wispons are just gadgets for the civilian Avatar who stands up against Eggman’s army.
Sonic Forces releases November 7 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.