SEGA is currently developing a totally new take on Sonic games with the upcoming Sonic Frontiers. The game will see the iconic hedgehog explore the mysterious Starfall islands and work to collect the Chaos Emeralds. Old fans of Sonic will be able to catch up with characters such as Tails and Amy Rose who have fallen through a wormhole and must be rescued. Developers have integrated platforming and traditional Sonic elements such as rings, grind rails, and solving puzzles in the gameplay.
The upcoming game will have players use classic Sonic abilities such as running at high speeds, collecting rings, grinding rails, and attacking enemies. Players will be able to double jump, boost, and use new abilities such as combat attacks, creating a circle of light using the Cycloop, and running alongside walls. The Sonic team will give fans a fresh perspective on the classic Sonic design, adapting it and the hedgehog’s abilities to an open world. Additionally, The action platformer will be comprised of various biomes including flowery meadows, ancient ruins, desserts, and forests.
Sonic team leader Takashi Iizuka hopes that Sonic Frontiers will be the template for the franchise going forward. Anticipation is high for the upcoming game, prompting fans to ask several questions about the new title such as when is Sonic Frontiers coming out? Let’s take a look at what information SEGA has revealed so far and find out!
When will Sonic Frontiers release?
SEGA has unfortunately not given fans an exact launch date for Sonic Frontiers, but the timeframe is currently Q4 2022. A recent Nintendo Direct also revealed the game will release during the holiday season, suggesting it will launch in either November or December.
When it does release, Sonic Frontiers will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.