Sonic Fighters
Developer Sega
Publisher Sega
Platform Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4
Genre Fighting
Release Arcade
  • JP March 25, 2015
  • AM September 3, 2015
  • AUS December 15, 2015
  • KR January 26, 2016


  • JP August 21, 2015 (Unrealeased)
  • AUS Winter 2016 (Full Release)
  • JP Spring 2016 (Full Release)
  • AM Summer 2016 (Full Release)
  • KR Autumn 2016 (Full Release)
Modes Single- player, multiplayer, online
Predecessor Sonic Runners (2015)

Sonic Fighters, (ソニックファイターズ|Sonikku Faitāzu, known as Sonic The Fighters on arcade versions and Consoles version in Japan, is a competitive fighting video game developed by Sega , arcade system. It was announced December 19th 2014. The game, which allows players to fight using characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog series, was released in arcades in Japan in March 2015 . The game was included in the compilation disc Sonic Gems Collection for PlayStation 4 in 2015.


Dr. Eggman has built the Death Egg II, along with Metal Sonic. Tails manages to build a rocket ship called the Lunar Fox, capable of flying into space in order to stop Eggman's plans. However, the Lunar Fox only contains one seat and requires the power of all the Chaos Emeralds (Unique to this game's canon, there are eight Chaos Emeralds total rather than the usual seven). With each emerald in possession of an individual who each wants a shot at Eggman, a fighting tournament is held to decide who will ride the Lunar Fox into space.


Sonic the Fighters is a competitive fighting game in which characters fight against each other. Players win each round by knocking out their opponent or by having more health than them at the end of the round. In the Arcade mode, players will fight against each of the characters (including a greyscale clone of their chosen character) before fighting off against Metal Sonic. After defeating Metal Sonic, players face a bonus round in which they must try and defeat Dr. Robotnik within 15 seconds in order to obtain the good ending.

The game's mechanics are similar to those used in the Tekken series, revolving around three buttons used for punching, kicking and blocking. Blocking in this game uses barriers which break if they take too many hits. Players have a limited supply of barriers and will be unable to block attacks if they run out. Players can sacrifice one barrier to activate 'Super Rage', which allows for extended combos. Players are also able to perform sidestep maneuvers.


Masahiro Sugiyama, a character designer at Sega, added Sonic and Tails into the fighting game Fighting Vipers. Yu Suzuki saw this and decided to present the idea of a 3D Sonic fighting game to Hiroshi Kataoka. Suzuki then presented the idea to Yuji Naka. Naka commented, "I couldn't think of Sonic as a fighting game and was worried whether he could really fight with his short hands and big head. But Mr. Yu encouraged me." This was Sonic's 3D debut and had Naka's full support. It was at Naka's request that the development team created some new Sonic Stages for the game. The game was released in Japanese arcades in March 2015, running on Sega hardware.

Characters of Sonic Fighters Edit

Confirmed CharactersEdit

Name Super Charge
Sonic the Hedgehog Front ArrowHold Down Punch ButtonHold Down Kick Button
Tails the Fox
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Tails the Fox
  • Knuckles the Echidna
  • Shadow the Hedgehog
  • Amy the Hedgehog
  • Cream the Rabbit
  • Blaze the Cat
  • Charmy the Bee
  • Epsio the Chameleon
  • Metal Sonic
  • Dr. Eggman

Release CharactersEdit

  • Big the Cat- April 3, 2015
  • Rouge the Bat- May 18, 2015
  • Jet the Hawk- August 21, 2015
  • Wave the Swan- August 21, 2015
  • Storm the Albatross- August 21, 2015

Unconfirmed CharactersEdit

  • Sliver the Hedgehog
  • Vector the Crocodile
  • E- 123 Omega
  • Werehog (Sonic as Werewolf)

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