SEGA Goes into further detail on upcoming Sonic Frontiers

Developer
Sonic Team
Publisher
Sega
Platforms
PC (Microsoft Windows), PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, Nintendo Switch
Rating
None Found
Release Date
Q4 2022
Where To Buy/Wishlist/Pre-Order

Prepare for SEGA’s New Open-Zone Platforming Adventure when Sonic Frontiers Launches Holiday 2022.

SEGA have revealed new details and gameplay for it’s upcoming game Sonic Frontiers, including a brand new first-look at the new Cyber Space area of the game, and one of the many bosses ahead of you; the Titan.

Sonic’s new journey begins when he and his friends, Tails and Amy, take a trip to the Starfall Islands on a search for the Chaos Emeralds. As they approach the islands, their plane hits some trouble, and all of a sudden they’re sucked through an interdimensional portal. Sonic then finds himself separated from his friends and awakens in a strange, dangerous, digital world – Cyber Space.

He manages, miraculously, to escape Cyber Space and arrives on Kronos Island, one of the Starfall Islands they were originally heading to. Full of ancient ruins and strange enemies, it’s up to Sonic to explore the Starfall Islands, find his lost friends and uncover the mystery of what’s going on around him.


Starfall Islands

The first island Sonic will explore is Kronos Island. Its terrain and climate see frequent rainstorms, 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.

Cyber Space

Entrances to Cyber Space can be found all throughout the map. Sonic will have to solve puzzles and complete challenges to earn Portal Gears to unlock these pathways. Pathways into Cyber Space that feature the traditional, fast-paced, blue-blur gameplay that Sonic fans have come to love over the years. By entering Cyber Space and completing the challenges put before you, players will be able to collect Vault Keys and use them to progress further in the game.

Open-zone platforming

Players can enjoy high-speed, open-zone gameplay and interact with various activities on the island however and wherever they choose. Experience exhilarating combat, puzzles, side quests, Cyber Space and conversations with characters across the island in whichever order you’d like to best suit your play style.

Game World

Sonic Frontiers aims to expand on what fans know and love about traditional Sonic games, combining both linear-level gameplay and open-zone platforming into an action-filled Sonic adventure. The world map is bigger than ever before, giving Sonic more room to stretch his legs, run and explore his surroundings, enabling him to change the very land around him as he ventures deeper into the mysteries of Starfall Islands.

Battle System

Sonic’s combat style is more fluid than ever before. Players will have various button controls to fight strategically, combining moves such as dodges, parries, and counters in various combos to show off battle skills unlocked throughout the game. If you prefer more straightforward gameplay, the game also has an Auto Mode where various attack combos can be executed with a single button. All Sonic fans will easily be able to enjoy the fast and fluid combat system.

Puzzles

There are various puzzles to solve throughout the ancient ruins of Starfall Islands. Completing each puzzle can grant items to increase Sonic’s power and defense, reveal hidden parts of the map and unlock new ways to navigate the island at fast speeds.

Gameplay Styles

When you first start the game, you can choose between two player control styles – Action Style and High Speed Style. Action Style helps with more accurate platforming, great for players new to Sonic games. High Speed Style offers more speed, great for players used to Sonic titles.

Check out the trailer for Sonic Frontiers below.

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