During today’s Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase, Sega unveiled new footage for their upcoming ambitious open-zone Sonic title, Sonic Frontiers. The most notable reveal here had to do with Cyber Space, a part of the game that has been leaked for quite a while. Players will get to play through linear levels reminiscent of the previous games, though the collective extent of their inspiration has not been clarified yet.
The following plot synopsis was provided:
Sonic’s new journey begins when him and his friends – Amy and Tails – head to the Starfall Islands in search of Chaos Emeralds. As they approach the islands, sudden trouble hits their plane, and they are sucked into a dimensional portal. Sonic then finds himself separated from his friends and awakens in a strange, digital world – Cyber Space. He miraculously escapes Cyber Space and arrives on Kronos Island, one of the Starfall Islands, full of ancient ruins where strange enemies roam. It is then up to Sonic to explore the Starfall Islands, find his lost friends and uncover the mysteries around him.
The first island of the Starfall Islands is confirmed to be called Krono Island. Its climate sees “frequent rain, large waterfalls, lush forests, mountains and floating towers in the air. The ruins scattered around the island appear to be the homes of ancient inhabitants – the Koco.”
An Auto-Mode system has also been confirmed where players can perform combos with a singular button press.
Various official screenshots, the key art, and character renders are viewable below:
You can view the timestamped trailer below:
Sonic Frontiers is releasing for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC in Holiday 2022.
- Exploration Trailer
- Combat Trailer
- Sonic Central & IGN Preview Info
- The setting of the title was confirmed to be called Starfall Islands.
- Voice and subtitled language support has been detailed.
- Press Preview Impressions.
- Playtime & Speed Upgrading Confirmed
- Story & Tone Discussion Interview
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