|Sonic the Ninja Hedgehog: Psychic Wars|
Xbox One (S)
|Media Included||Blu-ray disc, Digital Download (Steam, Xbox/Playstation Store, Nintendo eShop)|
|Available Input||Game Controller, Keyboard (PC)|
Sonic the Ninja Hedgehog: Psychic Wars is a 3D platform video game developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega. In this game, Sonic and his friends Tails, Knuckles and Shadow return after taking a ninja course when they find something abnormal in their city. They discover that a man using his psychokinesis to activate a machine to destroy the whole world and rebuild his own. Game will be released on Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U, as well as Xbox Scorpio, PS Neo and NX.
Players will take control of four characters: Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Shadow. Like in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, player can switch between characters. Each character has their own ability, thus, it's recommended for players to change characters in suitable situations to get the best experience.
Characters share Rings with each other. If player-controlling characters get hit, Rings of the whole group will be dropped. You will lose a life if player-controlling characters get hit with no Rings left. CPU-controlling characters get hit will not drop Rings.
During some situations, QTE (quick-time event) will be used. Players will need to choose their decision in a short time, and this can affect the gameplay, or even players' lives.
After being trained by Espio the Chameleon for 3 years, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Shadow return to their city. With their ninja skill, they protect the city from bad guys.
One day, Tails and Cream meet a girl who is chased by three men wearing completely black clothes and black hats. Tails tries to fight but failed. Cream calls the rest for help. Sonic, Knuckles and Shadow defeat the men, but then a strange man appears on the sky, wearing a mask, declare himself as "Psychoman". Sonic and his friends fail to fight Psychoman, as he uses psychokinesis to dodge and counter-attack them. However, Tails uses his shouting power to defeat Psychoman and succeeded. Psychoman and his henchmans flee.
At Sonic's house, the girl introduces herself as Yuri, and she says that her mother has died a year ago and she is currently finding her father and brother. Team Sonic decide to help her, and they go on adventure. On their way, they discover that Yuri also has psychokinesis like Psychoman. They doubt her, but Yuri prove them that she is not an ally of Psychoman, she learned this skill from her parents.
After a long and dangerous adventure, Team Sonic finally find the base of Psychoman. They kill all of the guardians and get to the heart of the base. At here, they discover that Psychoman and his sidekick, Geller, is collecting the strength of all the kids who have psychokinesis ability, to activate a machine and cause global apocalypse. However, they are missing one person who is Yuri. Yuri is immediately captured. Sonic and his friends fight an epic battle with Psychoman and Geller. Tails, Knuckles and Shadow defeated Geller and realease the kids, but Sonic still fighting with Psychoman. Psychoman shoves Sonic down the building but Tails rescues him with his Kusarigama. They create a tornado to fight Psychoman and Psychoman creates one himself. Finally, Sonic break Psychoman's mask and make him collapse. It is then revealed that Psychoman is Yuri's brother, named Miller. Miller and Geller apologize Yuri and they move out of Mobius planet after saying goodbye to Team Sonic.
In the end, Sonic and his friends back to their city when they meet Amy and Cream again. Sonic accidentally sneezes, making Amy think Sonic is having a cold and decide to give him a shot. Sonic bolts in tears while the rest of the team laugh.
Sonic the Hedgehog: A skillful ninja hedgehog and the leader of Team Sonic. He wears blue ninja robes with ninja sword on his back. Besides his super speed, Sonic grants a lot of ninja skill from Espio, and his skill can be compared to a master ninja. However, he still retains his native abilities like Homing Attack or Spin Dash. Unlike other games, in this games, Sonic is much calmer, disciplined and decisive. When engages in a battle, he becomes very agressive, but not too much. He is Tails' best friends and they usually work with each other to form the most powerful way to fight.