Sonic Frontiers Goes Gold; Development Complete

The director of Sonic Frontiers, Morio Koshimoto, has announced that the next mainline entry in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, Sonic Frontiers, has gone gold.

Kishimoto’s full message is viewable below, translated by our team’s Ryuji:

“We have officially completed the master up for all hardware! Thanks to everyone’s feedback, we’ve made it barely before the release date, and this wouldn’t have been possible without your support.

Now that I think about it, it’s a bit sad. After all, it’s been five long years since we’ve been together working on this, so it’s finally over… now! Onto the next assignment!”

Master up: Japanese development lingo which is the equivalent of a game “going gold” in English.

Kishimoto’s tweet of this message is 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 Winter 2022 launch window.


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