Ashura: Dark Reign is an upcoming Total Conversion mod for the PC game Unreal Tournament 2004. The player assumes the role of Sonic the Hedgehog (and friends) to save planet Mobius from his nemesis Dr. Ivo 'Eggman' Robotnik and the nefarious Ashura.
The Tech Demo version was released on January 1, 2008, which offers a single player mode, a long level with five different environments, Sonic as the playable character, badnik enemies and a boss to smash. A revision of the demo is planned to be released during 2008.
The full mod will feature a single player mode with 3 playable characters on stories that will blend and twist together. Exploration will be encouraged, as you will have to find objects to use, solve puzzles and interact with a number of neutral characters to progress. New zones and old zones from past Sonic games will be visited, and you will have the ability to run through loops and corkscrews (Sonic physics).
2 multiplayer modes are planned too, with 4 character classes (speed, flight, power & psi) and several characters too choose from.
During a routine exercise, Sonic and Co. are alerted to a disturbance on the Floating Island. There, Eggman and his badnik army are excavating for a lost Chaos Emerald of immense power. Sonic & Shadow combine forces once again to thwart Eggman's attempt to imprison the planet, but Eggman escapes with the emerald in tow. Unbeknown to them all, the future is about to change for the worse, once the power of the emerald re-awakens one of Mobius' oldest threats.
The mod story is based on a darker perspective of the Sonic the Hedgehog universe and its comics. It will be for mature players only; will contain violence, blood, gore, with the off chance of cursing and possibly some sexual references.
The confirmed playable characters for single player mode are:
In multiplayer mode, the confirmed working additional characters are: