Shadow the Hedgehog will feature in Sonic Forces as free launch day DLC, Sega has announced today.

The announcement was Initially leaked in a listing on the Microsoft Store but has since been confirmed in a tweet from the Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account, along with new details revealed by Sega.

Episode Shadow will focus on the backstory between everybody’s favourite edgy hedgehog and the mysterious antagonist of Sonic Forces, Infinite. Included in the free add-on are three Shadow-only stages and the ability to replay modern Sonic (3D) stages as Sonic’s nemesis.

Sega has also added a Shadow costume to the Digital Bonus Edition of Sonic Forces. This will be included in the preorder as well as the Persona 5 & Jet Set Radio hero outfits announced last month.

Sonic Forces is the first game in the series to present players with character customization and will feature special “Tag Team” levels where you can join up with Sonic and friends, swapping between characters simultaneously.

Sonic Forces will be available for Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 7.

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