Tonight’s Game Awards revealed that Sonic Frontier is the official name of the next 3D Sonic game, and Hedgehog is expanding his vision to a larger world than ever before.
Frontiers is an open world game—or open areas as Sega describes it—developed by Sonic Team Japan and led by Sonic Forces/Sonic Lost World director Morio Kishimoto. Sonic embarked on an adventure to the Starfall Islands, where there are forests, deserts, waterfalls and other biomes. Not sure what will happen, but according to the trailer, Sonic has some huge objections. Fans of Sonic comic books should be happy to know that Ian Flynn, IDW’s current lead author of Sonic the Hedgehog comics and former lead author of the Archie Comics Sonic series, is writing Frontier’s narrative.
Sonic Frontiers does not have an exact release date, but it will be launched during the 2022 holiday period for current and previous generation consoles. It’s great to see Sonic deal with a truly open world for the first time. Hope it borrows some skills from Solar Ash, another high-speed 3D platform game.
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