Sega revealed the official theme song for Sonic Forces, the upcoming 3D action-platformer for the Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC. The song is called “Fist Bump”, and it was composed and arranged by Tomoya Ohtani, and features vocals from Douglas Robb from the band Hoobastank.
The song is only a minute and a half long, and you’ve already heard small pieces of it during the initial trailers for the game. You can listen to the song now, which was featured over on the Sonic The Hedgehog YouTube channel.
The song is just typical rock-pop song and fits in line with all the other Sonic theme songs that we’ve heard from all the more modern games since Sonic went 3D.
Sonic Forces will be releasing later in the year following the August release of Sonic Mania. The latter game is a throwback game to the 2D era of Sonic titles that were oh-so-popular during the 16-bit wars. It features remakes of the classic Genesis stages, along with all new levels, all new remixed music based on the 16-bit soundtrack, and all new ways to play that allows players to tackle the game as Sonic, Tails or Knuckles.
Sonic Forces features a cast of Sonic characters, along with the new avatar that allows players to create their own furry.
Not everyone is on board with Sonic Forces, though. Nintendo Life did a video saying that the game is bad, and the Sonic community ran out to downvote the video.
Apparently a lot of Sonic fans think Sonic Forces looks fun. I can’t say just yet and it’s tough to tell. If it’s closer to the likes of Sonic Generations or Sonic Colors then it will be a-okay. If it’s more like Sonic and the Black Knight or Sonic Unleashed, then abandon all hope ye who enter the $60 domain of Sega’s new game.
You can look for Sonic Forces to launch for the Xbox One, PS4, PC and Nintendo Switch this upcoming holiday season.