Shadow Announced as Playable Character in Sonic Forces

Shadow Announced as Playable Character in Sonic Forces

by September 19, 2017

Fans of the Ultimate Life Form have something big to celebrate today: SEGA has officially announced that Shadow the Hedgehog will be a major playable character in Sonic Forces thanks to the Episode Shadow add-on. This DLC pack will feature story content that focuses on the “mysterious backstory” between Shadow and Infinite, which includes three additional Shadow-exclusive stages. The pack will also enable Shadow to play through over 10 Modern Sonic stages.

We’ve included screenshots and the official gameplay trailer for Episode Shadow below. Episode Shadow will be free for all owners of Sonic Forces and will launch alongside the game on November 7th worldwide for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Burbank, California — September 19, 2017 — SEGA® announced today that fans can now pre-order the Digital Bonus Edition of Sonic Forces™ for $39.99 ($54.99 CAD) for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Digital Bonus Edition will also include the previously announced SEGA/ATLUS PACK Add-On, which offers a variety of in-game outfit items and accessories to recreate the look of five other SEGA/ATLUS icons for your Hero Character.


SEGA also revealed today that there will be an Episode Shadow Add-on available starting on launch day. The Episode Shadow Add-On focuses on the mysterious backstory between Shadow and Infinite and includes an additional three Shadow stages plus the ability to replay as Shadow in over 10 Modern Sonic Stages. As a thank you to fans, the Episode Shadow Add-On will be FREE to everyone who purchases Sonic Forces, including those that have already pre-ordered the Physical Bonus Edition. On top of that, if you pre-order the Digital Bonus Edition, you’ll also receive a Shadow costume for your Hero Character.


To celebrate the latest Shadow content that everyone will receive for free, plus other assets, head over here and enjoy!


The Sonic Forces Digital Bonus Edition pre-orders are live now for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with PC Digital Bonus Edition pre-orders starting on September 21. Both Digital and Physical Bonus Editions can be pre-ordered on


From the team that brought you Sonic Colors™ and Sonic Generations™, Sonic Forces has players experience fast paced action as Modern Sonic, catapult past perilous platforms as Classic Sonic, and use powerful new gadgets as their own Custom Hero Character. The game will be available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 7.