Sonic the Hedgehog is pretty damn cool but can he compete with Chester the Bespectacled Wolf-Dog? Sonic Forces will allow players to create their own animal heroes to run alongside everyone’s favorite blue blur.

Announced via official trailer, Sonic Forces will include a character creator for crafting your own furry personas. (If only there was a better word for that..) You can watch some of the character creation in the trailer below:

There are seven different animal types to choose from, each with different abilities:

Wolf – Automatically draws in rings when near them

Rabbit - Has longer invincible time after receiving damage

Cat - Keeps one ring after being hit

Dog - Restarts with five rings after the player dies

Bear – Blows away enemies with a homing attack

Bird - Flies high with double jump abilities

Hedgehog - Collects rings when getting damaged

Finally, you can live your dream of being a speedy rabbit with attitude or a sassy cat with a very large hat. So grab a pen and sit down plan your perfect fan-fic friendly character to play as when the game arrives later this year.