During a recent interview with Playstation at E3, SEGA Community Manager Aaron Webber revealed that each character in Sonic Forces (Modern Sonic, Classic Sonic and “the Rookie”) will have their own unique soundtrack style.
“…the music changes too depending on who you’re playing as; modern Sonic has a more traditional Sonic style, Classic Sonic has very retro, throwback music and the hero character…”
Although it was not mentioned in the interview, it seems the custom hero levels are will conform to vocal, J-pop-style tracks. By “traditional Sonic style” for modern Sonic, it is likely that this refers to either a more rock-orientated soundtrack, or a synth pop style that has become synonymous with Tomoya Ohtani’s work in recent years.
Many will be pleased that to see that it looks like the Sonic Forces soundtrack is set to return to one of mixed genres, similar to those of the Sonic Adventure series.