It's a bit of an unfair myth that Sonic hasn't had good games in recent times, but a fair comment is that the mascot hasn't had many great games. Can Sonic Forces - coming to Nintendo Switch and other systems later this year - buck that trend? Well, we hope so.

A bit like the concept of Sonic Generations, this one will have both 'classic' and 'modern' Sonic levels, and SEGA has unleashed new footage and screens of the former. A fresh video shows the previously teased Green Hill Zone from start to finish, and it's looking rather tasty.

There are also some rather handsome screenshots, below.

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Dare we believe, Sonic fans? Go on, treat yourself to a bit of optimism.