Sega Finally Explains What ‘Sonic Frontiers’ Is About In An Overview Trailer

by Sage Ashford

After months of talking about their upcoming Sonic game in as vague a way as possible, SEGA has released an overview trailer for Sonic Frontiers. The game takes Sonic to the Starfall Islands for an open world adventure involving another search for the powerful Chaos Emeralds.

The three minute trailer displays some of the environments of the five new Starfall Islands, while also focusing on their new “open zone platforming” where Sonic can explore any spot on the map. Also shown in the video are some of Sonic’s new combat moves, and the mention of side quests to help free Sonic’s friends. Other aspects of the game are described on the Sonic Frontiers Steam page:

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.

Cyber-Powered Combat
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.

Typically, SEGA’s attempts to try something new with Sonic haven’t ended the best, but Sonic Frontiers looks promising.

Sonic Frontiers releases November 8th on consoles and PC.

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