It has been rumored for some time, and now it is official. SEGA and Sonic Team revealed more information about the next modern Sonic game that was teased earlier this year. The official name of the game is Sonic Frontiers, which is an “experience inspired by open areas.” According to Sega, you will be able to “traverse the Starfall Islands.” Ian Flynn is the story writer of the game.
Speaking of this story, Sega said, “Sonic’s long-time mortal enemy, Dr. Dantou, discovered an ancient technology in the Starfall Islands and installed his artificial intelligence program SAGE to invade and take over. But this technology is more than he realizes. There are so many unintended consequences. Sonic must race against time to discover the truth, save his friends, and possibly even save himself at the same time.”
Sonic Team leader Takashi Iizuka described the game as “a huge leap forward in the series, providing an evolutionary gaming experience that can be enjoyed by long-time Sonic fans and action-adventure enthusiasts.” Sonic Frontiers will be released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S during the 2022 holiday. The official tweet is as follows.