Sonic Adventure Y (working name) is the name of a collab project between Toroko and Laughball Interactive. It is styled after the Adventure-style era of games, albeit with some modern touches. The game will be exclusive on The V².
Sonic Adventure Y is a similar game to its predecessors, a platformer with expansive levels, unique characters, and collectable upgrades throughout the game. The player controls 14 characters over the course 7 stories - seven main characters with their own stories and seven secondary characters who appear sporadically. There are 14 levels (not counting the three hub worlds players access Zones through) with 3 Acts each; the first is a 3D level in the style of the Adventure games, the second is a 2D section similar to those found in Sonic Generations, and the third is a boss fight (typically in 3D gameplay). No story gets every level, and each has paths that can only be accessed by certain characters.
Every character shares the same basic abilities to run, jump, and grind on rails, but their differences lie in how fast they can move, how they deal with enemies, and their unique abilities like Sonic's Spin Dash or Hydro's swimming strokes. Each character can also collect upgrades as they go, such as Sonic's Light Speed Dash. The goal is always to reach the end of the Zone, fighting a boss in the third Act, but some characters like Tails have different challenges along the way, like puzzles.
Also returning from the Sonic Adventure games is the Chao Garden, with three locations accessible through the hub worlds. The Chao raising system builds on Sonic Adventure 2's, although with some modifications to suit Sonic Adventure Y.
Taking place after Sonic Lost World, Sonic and Tails have returned to Earth and are chilling out for now. Word of a new threat, one that can open dimensional portals with her horn, has emerged. This new threat is immensely powerful and is rumored to be searching for the Chaos Emeralds. Sonic and many of his friends, old and new, go on an adventure to stop this new threat.
Have their own unique story modes and their own gameplay.
Appear in other characters story modes and are based off the main characters in terms of gameplay, mostly being reskins of the main 7.
Metal Sonic is of Dr. Eggman's finest creations, a cunning robot who can go toe-to-toe with Sonic time after time. It seems like this time, he's working on his own reasons after his latest reactivation. Metal Sonic shares his playstyle with Sonic, with cosmetic differences like using the Super Peel Out instead of the Spin Dash.
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This mysterious model of Badnik was first deployed back when Sonic met Knuckles, and is quite often high up on the chain of command. This one is no different, appointed by Eggman himself to get involved. His playstyle is based off Tails, with his flight meter displayed as a fuel gauge.
E-123 Omega is the latest and perhaps strongest creation in the E-100 series, a violent robot who seeks to get revenge on Eggman and prove himself as the doctor's greatest creation. He is essentially a reskin of Knuckles, gliding using his jets and fighting with his massive claws.
Blaze is royalty from another dimension, and the appointed guardian of her world's Emeralds. She's uptight sometimes but tends to be calm and level-headed, and she's definitely proven herself as being as capable as Sonic. Blaze's playstyle is based off Shadow's, although she uses pyrokinesis instead of a gun.
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One of the Deadly Six that Sonic fought not too long ago, Zeena is a self-centered cruel fighter who seems to lack motivation until given a reason she sees fit to fight for. Whatever it was that gave her a reason this time, she's joined the adventure for her own gain. Her playstyle is nearly identical to Rouge's.
Infamous for her dedication to Sonic, Amy Rose has gone to some pretty extreme measures in the past to see her unrequited crush, and has learned to fight hard enough to keep up with him. Her gameplay is based on Espio's, although she utilizes her Piko Piko Hammer in place of his attacks.
- The Y in the title is meant to represent a 3, as a Y has three points extending out.
- Amy was highly considered to be cut in the early stages as neither Exotoro or Pablo like her. She was kept mostly due to her relevance.
- Ego was originally a piece of living seaweed.
- Several levels throughout the game feature ties to past games in small ways, to establish a better sense of continuity between games.
- Omelet Onslaught features pieces from past levels, such as generators from Flying Battery Zone and a similar chassis to the Egg Carrier.
- Tidal Station is explictly the flooded remains of Station Square from Sonic Adventure, and its music is an instrumental upbeat jazz rendition of Open Your Heart from the Perfect Chaos boss battle.