In case you'd forgotten, SEGA and Creative Assembly are working on a stylish multiplayer shooter named Hyenas. In development for PS5 and PS4, it sees you playing in teams of three as you infiltrate ships full of loot and pull off heists, stealing stuff back away from those pesky corporations. The latest Hyena has been revealed, and he's a big fan of that snarky blue hedgehog.
Hero-Ki is a Sonic cosplayer and "minor celebrity" who joins the titular group of vigilantes with a unique ability. By default, he'll sport his blue onesie and hedgehog helmet, but a special camera allows him to copy an enemy's likeness to stealthily blend in. This allows him to evade danger from computer-controlled baddies, but also opposing teams. Not a bad ability, to be fair.
Last year, we went hands-on with the PC version of Hyenas, and came away feeling bemused but optimistic. There's no firm release date, with the game still in alpha testing, so we expect it's still a ways off.
Are you looking forward to Hyenas? Go fast in the comments section below.
This is a great example of what I hate about the modern videogame industry. It's Sega's version of Fortnite. That's basically it. Not only is this a Fortnite type game, they have these characters that have little originality. This Sonic cosplayer — While I'm sure it's meant as a jest — is a reflection of modern society as a whole... a complete lack of people being able to find themselves as they would have even 20 years ago, and instead try and make themselves and call themselves something they aren't. They base their identity outside of reality. No, obviously... we're all gamers or we wouldn't be here. We pretend and often overlay ourselves into the characters we play as in games. I get it, but when we step away from the screen, we should be able to differentiate ourselves from the characters. Many seem to have been able to forget that and blur the lines of fiction and non-fiction.
I cringe every time I remember this game. Server shutdown within 24 months of release, guaranteed.
Looks cool although I would rather see gameplay.
Serious question: who is this trying to be for?
'Cause I love shooters, but this being absolute dogshit levels of cringe will mean I never touch it.
You want a character who loves Sonic? Cool. Throw some badass retro tees on someone under their tactical gear. Give 'em a gnarly tattoo or a backback patch or something. Make it subtle and a cool Easter egg.
But no one, and I mean no one, wants to play as someone in a gotdamm Sonic onesie costume from Spirit Halloween.
@MFTWrecks Chris Tran would absolutely want to play as someone in a Spirit of Halloween onesie costume. With that said, absolutely no one else would.
@Uncharted2007 you perfectly summed it up
I'm loving his chibi Classic Sonic/Tails/Knuckles plushies and the modern Amy Rose plushie.
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