Sega Networks has released the first gameplay trailer for its upcoming free-to-play mobile title, Sonic Runners.
The video, which is in Japanese, showcases many of the game’s features as announced several weeks ago, and confirms the inclusion of Sonic, Tails and Knuckles as playable characters – with a number of other Sonic favourites being added at a future date as unlockables.
As anticipated, the endless runner seems to be a throwback to the classic era of side-scrolling Sonic the Hedgehog games, with a distinctly cartoony art style. Like many freemium games, there seems to be a heavy emphasis on levelling up, bonus items and leaderboards.
The game is scheduled to release in Spring 2015 in Japan.