Sega has been teasing something new for Sonic the Hedgehog for a while, beginning with a mysterious trailer released prior to E3 season. In more recent months, rumors emerged that the game would be called Sonic Frontiers and allow Sega’s blue hedgehog bounce around a large Breath-of-the-Wild-style open world, and now it seems that’s been confirmed. Just minutes ago at The Game Awards, Sega provided a first peek at Sonic Frontiers, which you can check out, below.
Well, it certainly looks promising, although haven't we all said that before? I'm not as harsh a critic of Sonic as some, so I'm willing to give Frontiers the benefit of the doubt, although I'll definitely need to see some gameplay before I get too hyped. Here's a bit more information on Sonic Frontiers, courtesy of Sega.
Worlds will collide in Sonic the Hedgehog‘s newest adventure. An experience like never before, accelerate to new heights and experience the thrill of high velocity open-zone freedom. Battle powerful enemies as you speed through the Starfall Islands—landscapes brimming with dense forests, overflowing waterfalls, sizzling deserts and more! Journey into new realms.
Meanwhile, Sonic Team's longtime leader Takashi Iizuka had the following to say about Sonic's bold new step forward...
Sonic Frontiers is a huge leap forward for the franchise, delivering an evolved gameplay experience that can be enjoyed by longtime Sonic fans and action-adventure enthusiasts alike. With the effort of the talented developers at Sonic Team Japan, we’ve created an all-new style of gameplay experience for Sonic the Hedgehog, where players will be able to explore lush and expansive landscapes with Sonic’s signature speed and abilities. There’s sure to be lots of twists and turns around every corner in Sonic Frontiers, and we’re excited to unveil more information about the game over the coming months.
Sonic Frontiers blasts onto PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, and Switch during the 2022 holiday season.