All Fan Fiction is Real Thanks to Sonic Forces Persona 5 DLC

All Fan Fiction is Real Thanks to Sonic Forces Persona 5 DLC

Sonic Forces is out November 7

It's been four years since Sega purchased Atlus from parent company Index. Since then we've seen the Sega and Atlus brand merge closer together for business. Today, I want to tell you about the next step for the Sega Atlus partnership. I'm talking about the special Persona 5 skin you get as a pre-order bonus for Sonic Forces. Make your custom hedgehog a phantom thief in Sega's next 3D Sonic adventure, because of course you can.

Sega announced the pre-order bonuses for Sonic Forces today which includes a controller skin for whichever console you're pre-ordering it for (controller skins will be available for the PS4, Xbox One, and Switch controllers), along with a bunch of bonus skins for your Sonic OC from various Sega games. This includes a skin from Jet Set Radio, PuyoPuyo, Super Monkey Ball, Nights, and Persona 5.

Sonic Forces is Sega's other Sonic game this year (along with Sonic Mania) and the game's big selling point revolves around letting players create their own custom Sonic character. Something players have been doing in their spare time for decades now.

Back in 2014, Atlus CEO Yukio Sugino told Siliconera that the possibility of Atlus collaborating with Sega were pretty good considering the experience Sega brings to the table in terms of game development. After three years, we finally can see the fruits of those labors here. It seems Sega and Atlus have discovered the Sonic/Persona page.

Jokes aside, I do wonder if there really won't be a serious crossover between Sega and Atlus coming out in the future. So far, most of these crossovers have been DLC-based and mostly cosmetic. I still remember the playable Hatsune Miku in Persona 4 Dancing All Night and thinking how in a weird way that actually made sense.

Sonic Forces is coming out November 7 for the PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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