Looks like the rumours were true. Following reports that the latest Sonic game - previously nicknamed Sonic 2022 - would be unveiled during The Game Awards 2021, Sega has officially lifted the lid on Sonic Frontiers, their latest mainline entry.
Described as an "open-zone-inspired" game, Sonic Frontiers mixes traditional Sonic gameplay with an open-world approach. Set within the Starfall Islands, this reveal showcased various different areas, including forests and waterfalls.
Sonic Frontiers Formally Revealed at The Game Awards 2021
Takashi Iizuka, Sonic Team USA’s creative officer, provided this statement:
"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. 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."
Elsewhere, a trailer for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog 2 ilm was also revealed during the awards ceremony. It Takes Two, on the other hand, nabbed the coveted Game of the Year award. Make sure to follow us for more gaming news and updates as it happens.