Sonic Forces! That's the name of the game previously referred to as Project Sonic 2017 which was announced during that sh*tshow of a livestream last year. And the first gameplay footage shown at SXSW earlier this evening is looking… Pretty rad. It's a speedy, set-piece laden sequence – but the visuals seem pretty top-notch even in this off-screen clip.

The game's due out later this year on the PlayStation 4, and is being powered by a new engine imaginatively named 'Hedgehog 2'. And yeah… It's been a long bloody time since Sonic Generations so we're looking forward to this. Let's just hope that the story doesn't involve the Blue Blur trying to bed ladies that are… Like, human and stuff.

[via twitter.com]