Sonic Frontiers Composer, Tomoya Ohtani, 10-Minute English-Subtitled Interview Shared

Sonic Frontiers Composer, Tomoya Ohtani, 10-Minute English-Subtitled Interview Shared

The official Sonic the Hedgehog YouTube channel has shared a 10-minute interview they conducted with the Sonic Frontiers composer, Tomoya Ohtani. He answers various questions regarding his compositional history with the Sonic franchise, his favorite memories, and how he tackled the music of the upcoming title.

He revealed that he first worked on the open-zone music, specifically Kronos Island, with Sonic’s troubling circumstances fueling the melancholy and isolation engraved within the tracks. Still, there were also several hurdles to overcome, such as knowing how to compose for the open-zone since this context hasn’t been utilized before.

For greater context regarding those aforementioned answers and more tidits, check out the full English-subtitled interview below:

Additionally, a behind-the-scenes look at the theme of Ares Island was shared, viewable below:

Sonic Frontiers is releasing for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC on November 8, 2022.

Throughout Sonic Frontiers, Sonic finds himself stranded on the Starfall Islands after being separated from his friends, Tails, and Amy. A mysterious AI-like voice then begins guiding him to find the Chaos Emeralds and defeat the island’s Titans, which will supposedly save his friends. However, a new character, Sage, is impeding Sonic on his quest to do so.

Sonic Frontiers features an “open-zone” gameplay style, where players will freely explore five distinct islands housing unique biomes, puzzles, enemies, and more. Combat is a direct focus this time, with several enemy types to best and a skill tree to sink resources into. Moreover, the Cyber Space levels provide some familiar speed-centric linearity veteran fans can embrace.

Check out our review of Sonic Origins’ initial PC state.

Sonic Movie 3 received a December 2024 launch date.

The Sonic Prime Netflix show recently received a new teaser trailer alongside a confirmed December launch date.

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