SEGA is currently developing a totally new take on Sonic games with the upcoming Sonic Frontiers. 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.
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 where does Sonic Frontiers take place? Let’s take a look at what information SEGA has revealed so far and find out!
What is Sonic Frontiers’ location?
Sonic Frontiers takes place on the mysterious Starfall islands where players will work to collect the Chaos Emeralds. The action platformer will be comprised of various biomes including flowery meadows, ancient ruins, desserts, and forests. IGN exclusively released a seven-minute gameplay video in early June showing Sonic traversing the Starfall islands, grinding rails alongside deep canyons, and collecting hundreds of rings.
Additionally, 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.
Sonic Frontiers is due to launch in Q4 2022 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. A recent Nintendo Direct revealed the game will release during the holiday season, suggesting it will launch in either November or December. Keep a look out for more info coming soon!