Seven minutes of Sonic Frontiers gameplay has been released
Sonic's latest 3D adventure is fully open world
Published: 1st June 2022 | Source: IGN |
Sonic Frontiers is launching in "Holiday 2022" - Here's some new gameplay footage
Seven minutes of Sonic Frontier gameplay has been released, showcasing Sonic the Hedgehog's move into the world of open world platforming.
What's most surprising about this gameplay is Frontier's lack of traditional Sonic styling. Bright colours have been replaced with more muted environmental tones and on-rail gameplay designs have been replaced with an open world that's begging to be explored. While Sonic can move as fast as ever, Frontiers requires players to slow down in places to contemplate their next move, discovering how to complete certain puzzles using Sonic's abilities. Yes, the world appears to be designed with fast-paced speeds in mind, but a lot of the gameplay below showed Sonic moving at a slower pace, and not as a blue blur.
The gameplay video below (from IGN) showcases Sonic completing puzzles to reveal reveal items or unlock new elements of the environment. Many of these unlocks facilitate the fast-paced platforming that Sonic is known for, but in many ways Frontiers looks more like a Legends of Zelda game than a traditional Sonic experience.
Currently, Sonic Frontiers has no firm release date, though the game's Steam page has the game's planned release date set as "Holiday 2022". Currently, the game is due to launch on PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4.