Ever since the reveal of Sonic Forces by way of a gameplay trailer earlier this year, fans of the iconic Blue Blur have been hoping to see Sega release more glimpses at the franchise’s classic-style levels for the forthcoming title. Now, thankfully, the company has put out a brand new gameplay trailer confirming the existence of a more familiar type of level from the series with a look at the Casino Forest Zone.
As seen below in the latest gameplay trailer for Sonic Forces, fans who enjoy more classically designed stages in which the Fastest Thing Alive can run amok ought to be head over heels for the Casino Forest Zone. After all, it is inspired by the Casino Night Zone, which appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, as a level in the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Generations, and as a pinball mini-game in the console and PC versions.
The entirety of the Casino Forest Zone in Sonic Forces is designed as night stage that’s chock full of colorful neon lights, game-of-chance references to slot machines, as well as pinball bumpers, flippers, and plungers. As evidenced in the above trailer, Sonic will be given the opportunity to collect a bevy of rings in the area, as the level has them stocked practically everywhere one looks, with one spot even having them stationed as a veritable wall of sorts.
For those unaware, Casino Forest Zone won’t be the only classically-inclined stage in Sonic Forces, as Sega has also included the famous Green Hill Zone in the title. Much like the Casino Forest Zone, the Green Hill Zone is a more polished and glossier take on the original level, with the music even having been updated to reflect a more contemporary sound.
Bearing all of this in mind, it looks as if Sonic Forces is setting itself up as a solid way for fans of both the 3D and 2D versions of the games in the franchise to fall in love with Sonic the Hedgehog all over again. By including both level designs in the forthcoming title, Sega is obviously doing its best to cater to fans on both sides of the aisle in order to move a sizable amount of units at launch, as Sonic Forces needs to have a successful 2017.
Sonic Forces is set to release sometime in holiday 2017 for the Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Sonic the Hedgehog – YouTube