Sonic Frontiers Receives New Trailer at Game Awards 2021; Holiday 2022 Release

During the Game Awards 2021, a new trailer was finally revealed for Sonic Frontiers. This title is an open-world experience. Sega previously announced that a new Sonic title was in development earlier this year, though very little information was shown for it aside from an extremely brief cinematic trailer that didn’t even show Sonic’s face.

Developed by the experienced members of SEGA’s Sonic Team Japan, led by producer Sachiko Kawamura and director Morio Kishimoto, Sonic Frontiers will bring Sonic fans an all-new type of Sonic experience. In the dangerous and vast world of Sonic Frontiers, anything is possible, and players will have the freedom to explore the visually stunning, open-zone realm.

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,” said Takashi Iizuka, Creative Officer at Sonic Team USA. “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.”

You can view the new trailer for Sonic Frontiers below:

Sonic Frontiers is releasing for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC in Holiday 2022. A teaser site has launched. Further, the setting of the title was confirmed to be called Starfall Islands.

PlayStation Blog Japan has shared new images of the title which can be viewed below:

In a tweet by Ian Flynn, he revealed himself to be a writer for the upcoming game, though he can’t discuss specifics due to being under NDA. Flynn is beloved for being the current head writer of IDW’s Sonic the Hedgehog comic series, and being a former head writer of Archie’s comic Sonic the Hedgehog series.


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