Sonic Forces Demo for Nintendo Switch Released on Japanese eShop; Watch it in Action

A free demo of the Nintendo Switch version of Sonic Forces hit the Japanese eShop, and you can see how it runs right here.

October 25, 2017

Today Sega and Nintendo released a free demo for Sonic Forces on the Japanese Switch eShop.

This means that if you’re curious to know how the demo looks and feel, now you can, since the Nintendo Switch is region free.

If you don’t want to go through the hassle of downloading it, you can watch it below, courtesy of YouTube user PS360HD. Do keep in mind that while the video is in 1080p and 60 FPS, the game actually runs in 720p and 30 frames per second in both docked and handheld mode. That being said, I’m told that it feels quite good thanks to the trick used by the developers, with the controls running at 60 FPS.


Unfortunately, the demo itself is pretty terrible, not because the gameplay is not fun, but because you’re given only 60 seconds in each of the three levels showcased. After that, the demo just fades to black and tells you “thanks for all the fi…” ahem… “thanks for playing.” I’m not exactly sure on what were they thinking when they devised this method of showing off the game, but what do I know?

You can check it out below, and if you want to see more, you can also enjoy a recent trailera look at the rental avatar feature, some recent screenshots about the wispon, and our report on the Switch version of the game, directly from the development team.

Sonic Forces will release on November 7, 2017, for PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.

Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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