Sonic Frontiers is the brand new entry into the long-running cult series. 2022 looks to be a great year for Sonic fans, with the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie releasing in cinemas, and now a game to follow in the holiday season. We haven’t seen too much yet, only really a short announcement trailer, but we do know when to expect the game, and some info on gameplay.
It’s likely that we’ll hear more on Sonic Frontiers very soon, what with the release date coming up. In the meantime, we’ve collected everything we know about the game. From the release date, to details on the characters and setting featured in the game.
This Sonic Frontiers guide will be regularly updated when new info is released by Sega, and if rumours or leaks occur. Read on to learn everything we know so far about Sonic Frontiers.
We’re still a little ways off from the release of Sonic Frontiers. As we inch closer to launch, we’ll likely hear more from Sega. Each time we do, we’ll list the latest news below. Take a look to stay up to date.
- ‘Sonic Frontiers’ delay being pushed by fans after recent footage
- ‘Sonic Frontiers’ now has seven minutes of new and uninterrupted footage
- ‘Sonic Frontiers’ still releasing this year as Sega says news is coming “soon”
- ‘Sonic Frontiers’ was originally supposed to release in 2021
- ‘Sonic Frontiers’ trailer reveals an “open-zone” take on the franchise
Sonic Frontiers release date
Sonic Frontiers will release November 8, 2022. This was announced during gamescom 2022 alongside a new trailer.
So far, we have only seen three main trailers for Sonic Frontiers (which you can view below). In both, we only really see Sonic, but we do hear the voice of Amy as well. Other than that, we have yet to see any of Sonic’s friends or enemies appear in Sonic Frontiers. We’ll likely hear more very soon.
Sonic Frontiers is set on Starfall Islands. These are described as follows on the official website for Sonic Frontiers:
‘landscapes brimming with dense forests, overflowing waterfalls, sizzling deserts and more!’
As you can see in the trailer and screenshots in this article, Starfall Islands is quite unlike any other Sonic setting. It shares a similar vibe to Breath of the Wild, with a more naturalistic and serene colour palette. What we do know is that the game will feature open world sections. Large open spaces for Sonic to speed around in.
Sonic Frontiers gameplay
Sonic Frontiers was given the spotlight in an exclusive reveal from IGN. In it, seven-minutes of uninterrupted gameplay were shown, as well as a look at traversal, and what enemies Sonic will be up against. We’ve embedded the gameplay trailer below, but make sure to head over to IGN for the full scoop!
Given that Holiday 2022 is only a few months away at this point, hopefully we will hear more on Sonic Frontiers very soon indeed. It would certainly be good to see some more gameplay before the official release date is revealed.
As we mentioned previously, there has only been one cinematic trailer released for Sonic Frontiers so far. It is very much an announcement trailer, holding back gameplay and instead focusing on the new setting. Sonic can be seen racing around Starfall Islands, and facing down giant enemies. Check the trailer out below:
Thankfully, we’ve now seen plenty of gameplay. Check out the gamescom 2022 Sonic Frontiers trailer below, which gives us a better look at combat.
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Is it open world?
Sonic Frontiers does indeed look to be open-world, at least in part. Sega is calling it ‘open-zone,’ which hints towards larger, more open levels than in something like Sonic Forces.
That’s all we know so far about Sonic Frontiers. It looks to be taking the series in a new direction, with wide open spaces and naturalistic, dreamy vistas. When new info is released, we’ll be sure to update this page. In the meantime, check out our article covering the new Sonic Origins collection.