It’s easily been a decade or more since I last jumped into a Sonic the Hedgehog game, and now we’re in the month of November with the eminent release of a brand-new 3D open zone Sonic platforming experience in the form of Sonic Frontiers by SEGA. The game is set to launch on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PC on November 8 (November 9 for us in ANZ) and I’m very much looking forward to seeing how the game plays from a new perspective, and on a non-SEGA console.
Worlds are colliding in Sonic the Hedgehog’s newest high-speed adventure! In search of the missing Chaos emeralds, Sonic becomes stranded on an ancient island teeming with unusual creatures. Battle hordes of powerful enemies as you explore a breathtaking world of action, adventure, and mystery. Accelerate to new heights and experience the thrill of high-velocity, open-zone platforming freedom as you race across the five massive Starfall Islands. Jump into adventure, wield the power of the Ancients, and fight to stop these new mysterious foes.
Experience All-New Open Zone Platforming
Race across five massive overworld islands brimming with dense forests, overflowing waterfalls, and sizzling desert landscapes, each with their own unique action-platforming challenges and hidden secrets to uncover.
Unparalleled High-Speed Freedom
Adventure across the Starfall Islands and see what each has to offer at the speed only Sonic can deliver. Blaze a trail as you see fit and discover side quests, solve puzzles, scale enormous structures, go fishing, and encounter a friendly face or two along the way…
Challenge Yourself In Cyber Space
Discover portals scattered across the island and venture into Cyber Space levels through portals scattered across the islands featuring signature 3D platforming at Sonic speeds, packed with challenges to put your skills to the test.
The Starfall Islands are home to strange creatures Sonic has never encountered before. Use the all-new battle system and skill tree upgrades to fight strategically, combining moves such as dodges, parries, counters, combos, and the new Cyloop ability to take down mysterious foes and colossal titans.
A New Adventure Full of Mystery and Intrigue
Become Sonic and journey to uncover the mysteries of the remains of an ancient civilization plagued by robotic hordes. With nothing but a handful of questions and a disembodied voice to guide you, set out to save your friends and the enigmatic inhabitants of the Starfall Islands from a colossal, mechanized threat.
Eager fans can read a prequel comic series available to view on the Sonic Frontiers website or the Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter page. SEGA also just released a prologue video called Divergence which gives some great insight into the premise of Sonic Frontiers. “For as long as he can remember, Knuckles has preferred to operate on his own. As the guardian of the Master Emerald, he knows every corner of his island and every secret it holds…or so he thought. A sudden discovery is about to turn his world upside down. Find out Knuckles’ fate in Sonic Frontiers.”
Keep an eye out for our review of the game from a PlayStation 5 perspective once the game releases on November 8 (November 9 for us in ANZ) on PlayStation 4/5, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.