Badniks – The Eggman Empire Needs You

Posted on 02 Nov 2017

Yes, I do realise I’ve just seriously dated myself by calling Sonic game baddies “badniks” because that’s a term that hasn’t been used since the early 90’s. The new trailer doesn’t show any gameplay or Sonic-sona creating nonsense but is rather a recruitment vid for the Eggman Empire, which we assume will be the new crazy scheme Robotnik (is he even still called that?) has cooked up for Sonic Forces.

Sonic Forces launches on all platforms next week on 7 November 2017.

Official Press Release

Eggman Takes Over Sonic The Hedgehog’s Twitter Channel

To Spread Propaganda Ahead Of The Sonic Forces Launch

More Evil Plot Lines Unveiled in the Sonic Forces Digital Comic Series, Chapters 1-3, Out Now

Eggman is at it again! In anticipation of the November 7 release of Sonic Forces™, evil genius Eggman and the world’s edgiest hedgehog, Shadow, have taken over the official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account to drum up recruitment for the robot army. But Sonic fans, don’t be fooled! Should you choose to side with Eggman and his villains, you will be doomed (or lucky enough) to live a formatted life of logic and servitude as robots in his evil empire, as shown in Eggman’s propaganda-filled video here.

In other Eggman news, the latest chapter in the Sonic Forces digital comic series scripted by Ian Flynn is now available and features Shadow and Omega working together to battle against Eggman and Infinite’s villainous tactics. Fans can read this third chapter, titled “Looming Shadow,” along with the two previous chapters here. The fourth and final chapter in the series will be unveiled soon, so stay tuned!

From the team that brought you Sonic Colours™ and Sonic Generations™, Sonic Forces has players experience fast paced action as Modern Sonic, catapult past perilous platforms as Classic Sonic, and use powerful new gadgets as their own Custom Hero Character. The game will be available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 7.

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