Sonic Forces NIntendo Switch (pre-order) £27.99 @ Argos (free delivery and c&c)
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Sonic Forces NIntendo Switch (pre-order) £27.99 @ Argos (free delivery and c&c)

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Edited by:"i_have_crabs"Found 21st Oct
Seems pretty good for a Switch pre-order.
Release date 7-Nov
Appears to be the bonus version including some DLC too afaik
Picture shows Bonus edition (with DLC) but Q&A down the page says standard edition
Edit: as pointed out by KIngrat94 it seems like there is ONLY the 'bonus edition' at launch, can't find any evidence of a non-bonus-edition and the description does list some of the content from the DLC too which seems promising

Argos have now changed their minds and confirmed this is bonus edition -joanddan7


Go nuts

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will be 59.99 on the nintendo store lol
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Decent price, but will it be a Sonic flop...?

Do Argos only take money when dispatched?

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Gamer9031 m ago

Do Argos only take money when dispatched?


Taken immediately afaik. They did for my SNES classic anyway and I'm pretty sure that's standard

will be 59.99 on the nintendo store lol

This deal was posted weeks agao

Gamer90358 m ago

Do Argos only take money when dispatched?


If paying by PayPal yes

27.99 if willing to collect in Smyths store & includes bonus content. This one in Argos is normal version if u check out the q & a's

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jennagough2 m ago

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sonic-forces-nintendo-switch-pre-order-game-argos-2799-2786231


Cool. Mods can delete then if they want but I'm pretty sure deals can be re-posted after a few weeks and that was almost 2 months ago.

I've taken the risk. I think it looks good, I've always wanted a Sonic game like this portable. I loved generations at 30fps, I sure I can handle this! Fingers crossed!

cactusbrandy2 h, 20 m ago

Decent price, but will it be another Sonic flop...?


I've fixed that statement for you. My guess is almost definitely, every 3d sonic game since Sonic Adventure 2 on the Dreamcast have been rubbish. I liked that due to the Chao garden and the little tamagotchi style side game for Chao races.

I was being kind. It's blatantly going to be a flaccid mess.

cactusbrandy1 h, 52 m ago

I was being kind. It's blatantly going to be a flaccid mess.


Wow least judge it when its out, I'm guessing you have played it.

adamstockley9240 m ago

Wow least judge it when its out, I'm guessing you have played it.


No you're right - but - come back when it's out and feel free to tell me I'm wrong!

Of course some might get along, but Sonic really hasn't translated to 3D well. Track record gives us all good reason to believe it will be history repeating.

Previews suggest that's the case too. Sorry to be a downer.

I'm not sure there even is a non-bonus-edition of this game available yet. Seems to be a launch edition, every website is showing the bonus edition cover across all versions of the game and the Shadow DLC (not 100% on the costume) is free day one. The description lists the contents of the bonus edition too, so in my mind at least it's pretty safe to say this WILL include the bonus stuff.

garbage4565 h, 25 m ago

will be 59.99 on the nintendo store lol


Except it won't be. Not even MK8D was £59.99. This will most certainly be £39.99. Still overpriced but still.

cactusbrandy3 h, 0 m ago

No you're right - but - come back when it's out and feel free to tell me …No you're right - but - come back when it's out and feel free to tell me I'm wrong! Of course some might get along, but Sonic really hasn't translated to 3D well. Track record gives us all good reason to believe it will be history repeating. Previews suggest that's the case too. Sorry to be a downer.



I disagree I enjoyed Sonic Unleashed, Colours, Generations even Lost World to an extent. But this has a mix of 2D and 3D al a Generations.

I watched a preview on YouTube by Gnoggin and he said he really enjoyed it, and some will disagree. But you cant said it's bad because of previews, as it's other people's opinions, not your own.
Edited by: "adamstockley92" 21st Oct

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Kingrat9425 m ago

I'm not sure there even is a non-bonus-edition of this game available yet. …I'm not sure there even is a non-bonus-edition of this game available yet. Seems to be a launch edition, every website is showing the bonus edition cover across all versions of the game and the Shadow DLC (not 100% on the costume) is free day one. The description lists the contents of the bonus edition too, so in my mind at least it's pretty safe to say this WILL include the bonus stuff.



So... if we don't get the DLC included, can we blame you? (I like to have my scapegoats lined up well in advance)

Only joking cheers that's actually really useful to know I'll update the OP I think you're correct

adamstockley9251 m ago

I disagree I enjoyed Sonic Unleashed, Colours, Generations even Lost World …I disagree I enjoyed Sonic Unleashed, Colours, Generations even Lost World to an extent. But this has a mix of 2D and 3D al a Generations. I watched a preview on YouTube by Gonnin and he said he really enjoyed it, and some will disagree. But you cant said it's bad because of previews, as it's other people's opinions, not your own.


I actually really like some of the 3D sonic games. The adventure games were great for the time, but have aged really badly in comparison to Mario 64.

Generations, Colours and Unleashed (at least the daytime levels) are all good IMO, and forces looks to be a continuation of that formula... However, the level design in forces looks uninspired, the graphics look no better than the previous gen (unleashed still looks beautiful almost 10 years on), and the custom character looks utterly pointless. I doubt it will be just plain bad like Sonic 06 and Sonic Boom, but I'm not excited for it after seeing the previews.

good price
but shame its competing with mario oddysey (platformer) better off paying more for that unless you have the cash

chancooluk1 h, 26 m ago

I actually really like some of the 3D sonic games. The adventure games …I actually really like some of the 3D sonic games. The adventure games were great for the time, but have aged really badly in comparison to Mario 64.Generations, Colours and Unleashed (at least the daytime levels) are all good IMO, and forces looks to be a continuation of that formula... However, the level design in forces looks uninspired, the graphics look no better than the previous gen (unleashed still looks beautiful almost 10 years on), and the custom character looks utterly pointless. I doubt it will be just plain bad like Sonic 06 and Sonic Boom, but I'm not excited for it after seeing the previews.


Again though you haven't actually played these levels, there are multiple paths for example and you haven't seen all the levels available. I don't think you can judge it based of previews, because as I said, it is someone else's opinion and not your own.

JohnnyRoller6 h, 39 m ago

I've fixed that statement for you. My guess is almost definitely, every 3d …I've fixed that statement for you. My guess is almost definitely, every 3d sonic game since Sonic Adventure 2 on the Dreamcast have been rubbish. I liked that due to the Chao garden and the little tamagotchi style side game for Chao races.




Nonsense. You not liking them isn't the same as them being rubbish. Generations is one of the best platformers ever made.

cactusbrandy10 h, 23 m ago

Decent price, but will it be a Sonic flop...?


Current gameplay, trailers and the amount of work put into it says otherwise! By the looks of it, a release tons of fans are anticipating

I'll come back to this thread after release - no point winding people up (not that I want to - just that the credible sources for previews I've read aren't particularly praise-worthy...). All I can say is this for now: Shadow the Hedgehog DLC was confirmed - make of that what you will!
Edited by: "cactusbrandy" 22nd Oct

Kais11 h, 42 m ago

Except it won't be. Not even MK8D was £59.99. This will most certainly be …Except it won't be. Not even MK8D was £59.99. This will most certainly be £39.99. Still overpriced but still.


It will probably be £59.99 on the Nintendo EShop. Most the titles there are ridiculously over priced despite not having the overhead of physical media or having to share profits with retailers.

kutekitty21 m ago

It will probably be £59.99 on the Nintendo EShop. Most the titles there …It will probably be £59.99 on the Nintendo EShop. Most the titles there are ridiculously over priced despite not having the overhead of physical media or having to share profits with retailers.


MK8D - £49.99
LoZ:BotW - £59.99
Splatoon 2 - £49.99
Mario + Rabbids - £49.99
Rayman Legends - £29.99
FIFA 18 - £54.99
1-2 Switch - £39.99
Super Bomberman R - £39.99
Disgaea 5 - £49.99
Lego City - £49.99
FE: Warriors - £49.99
ARMS - £49.99
Pokken - £49.99

Two points from the above;

1) Most games are £49.99 NOT £59.99. Which even though is still expensive, is on par with the likes of the PS and Xbox store.

2) Sonic Forces is a budget release with its closest priced competitor being Rayman Legends which is priced at £29.99 on the eshop. £39.99 is the logical price for this game, £34.99 if they are being generous and £29.99 if we are very lucky.

Stop being an arse and holding on to some sort of Nintendo bias when the facts do no support your claims.

adamstockley9217 h, 56 m ago

Again though you haven't actually played these levels, there are multiple …Again though you haven't actually played these levels, there are multiple paths for example and you haven't seen all the levels available. I don't think you can judge it based of previews, because as I said, it is someone else's opinion and not your own.


I played the preview build at EGX, and have seen all official trailers and gameplay videos. I can assure you that my opinion is my own, and not somebody else's.

That doesn't mean the full game won't be good though, and I hope it is for the sake of the franchise. I'm just not overly enthusiastic about what I've seen so far.

It was the opposite for me when 06 was leading up to its release. I couldn't wait for it to be released, but then it was released and it was a massive disappointment.
Edited by: "chancooluk" 22nd Oct

Apparently from thread I read on another site a few weeks ago the Switch version is awful.

i_have_crabs21st Oct

So... if we don't get the DLC included, can we blame you? (I like to have …So... if we don't get the DLC included, can we blame you? (I like to have my scapegoats lined up well in advance) Only joking cheers that's actually really useful to know I'll update the OP I think you're correct



Argos have now changed their minds and confirmed this is bonus edition

heat for the price, but think ill hold off until some reviews or demo is available.

Soooo many sonic games have been ruiiined

crazygoldfish23rd Oct

heat for the price, but think ill hold off until some reviews or demo is …heat for the price, but think ill hold off until some reviews or demo is available.Soooo many sonic games have been ruiiined



Demo available .... and....my above comments ring loud and clear.

3 stages, 60 second limit for each. Enjoy not getting that time back!

cactusbrandy59 m ago

Demo available .... and....my above comments ring loud and clear.3 stages, …Demo available .... and....my above comments ring loud and clear.3 stages, 60 second limit for each. Enjoy not getting that time back!


i have a look at the demo, thanks for the heads up.

Hi ordered this weeks ago for my son I've received a code to download the game but I was under the impression I would get a disc?? Please can someone clarify.....

vickywelshie29 m ago

Hi ordered this weeks ago for my son I've received a code to download the …Hi ordered this weeks ago for my son I've received a code to download the game but I was under the impression I would get a disc?? Please can someone clarify.....

Same here! Im really annoyed! It shows a physical case and does not mention anywhere that it is digital

Me, too just received an emailed download code from Argos. Is the DLC just for the bonus material or is it the actual game? I ordered this thinking i'd have something to physically give my nephew on Christmas day. Good price but wouldnt have gone for it if i knew it was DLC only.
Edited by: "preecyuk2000" 7th Nov

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vickywelshie48 m ago

Hi ordered this weeks ago for my son I've received a code to download the …Hi ordered this weeks ago for my son I've received a code to download the game but I was under the impression I would get a disc?? Please can someone clarify.....



LiamSmith7818 m ago

Same here! Im really annoyed! It shows a physical case and does not …Same here! Im really annoyed! It shows a physical case and does not mention anywhere that it is digital



preecyuk200017 m ago

Me, too just received an emailed download code from Argos. Is the DLC just …Me, too just received an emailed download code from Argos. Is the DLC just for the bonus material or is it the actual game? I ordered this as thinking i'd have something to physically give my nephew on Christmas day. Good price but wouldnt have gone for it if i knew it was DLC only.




Wow super sneaky if it is. I would assume (& hope) the code is just the DLC. Probably best to call Argos to confirm before redeeming code


Clarification below, thanks canopus79 & LiamSmith78
Edited by: "i_have_crabs" 7th Nov

Just had chat with Ann at Argos, she said its for the DLC, the physical copy of the game is being sent today, (fingers cross) hopefully we should receive the physical copy soon.

Ok, for anyone needs to know whats happening, they are in short supply of physical games and the code you have is a demo to try out the game if you're one of the unlucky ones who don't get yours today.

They are giving codes to everyone though, so if you got one dont think you're automatically not getting your game.

Thankyou for your response... thanks ann at argos for the clarification

I have received a dispatch text saying it is with royal mail so hopefully get one otherwise my son will only have some football kits for his birthday lol
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