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Sonic goes open world in new trailer for Sonic Frontiers

We've known for a while now that SEGA is working on a new 3D Sonic game, seemingly looking to take the series in an open-world direction. Last night during The Game Awards, not only did we get a trailer for the Sonic movie sequel, but we also got a new reveal for Sonic Frontiers, the next major game in the franchise. 

Sonic Frontier aims to be the first “open-zone” Sonic game, indicating that we'll be running around at the speed of sound in large open-world environments.

The trailer is cinematic, so we still have much to learn when it comes to gameplay, mechanics, story and other key elements. All the footage we do get does seem to be in-engine though and the map itself does seem to take inspiration from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Currently, Sonic Frontiers is scheduled to release in late 2022, for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC, PS4, PS5 and the Nintendo Switch.

KitGuru Says: As much as I love the Sonic series, I do wonder how well Sonic can translate to an open-world format. We should have be able to answer that question by this time next year though, assuming development remains on track. 

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