Continuing the spirit of the spooky season that SEGA Hardlight kicked off last week, the Sonic Forces Speed Battle mobile app has been updated with a brand new special event, a new stage and some gameplay adjustments.
First, a look at a brand new playable character. Last week, runners could work to unlock Witch Rouge – starting today, you can now complete special missions to unlock Vampire Shadow. As you can see in the stats above, he’s very nimble on the track which is countered by a middling strength count. You’re going to need your wits about you when using this character.
As with Witch Rouge, you can only unlock Vampire Shadow between now and 6 November, by collecting special character cards obtained by completing missions. Let’s hope that Hardlight makes Vampire Shadow a little easier to get; with Witch Rouge, the winnings from missions was paltry and the only real way of unlocking the character was to essentially play the game non-stop (and spend real money on Red Star Rings to unlock event missions ahead of their time limit). It was a bit of a mess. If not, then hopefully we will get a chance to unlock these characters in similar events in the future.
With the advent of Season Six, a new track has been revealed as well. Glowing Grotto is a new twist on the Mystic Jungle stage and will unlock for players on Tier 8 and above. A list of gameplay changes starting today can also be found below, taken verbatim from Hardlight’s update notes…
- Drac-O’-Lantern has had a speed boost
- Zazz has been given a slight acceleration increase and his Star Dropper has been buffed
- Some of the Zap has been taken out of Shadow’s Storm Cloud
- Chaos’ Ice Wave has been thawed a little
- Bashosen has been slightly pruned
- Further changes to Bashosen are coming soon!