Sonic Frontiers: Release Date, Leaks, Gameplay, Open World and Everything You Need to Know

Here's everything you need to know about Sonic Frontiers

Sonic Frontiers is the latest release in the massively popular franchise from Sega and was officially announced at The Game Awards 2021.

There have already been a number of 3D Sonic The Hedgehog games beyond the Sega consoles that the iconic mascot started on, including for Playstation, Xbox and Nintendo.

Frontiers looks to be building on the highs and lows of the series ever since it made a move to the 3D platforming elements beyond the classic 2D games on the Sega Genesis/Megadrive.

Here’s everything you need to know regarding Sonic Frontiers, including the Release Date, Leaks, Gameplay, Open World aspects and more.

Release Date

UPDATE 15th January 2022: Sonic Frontiers was reportedly meant to be released back in 2021 as part of Sonic's 30th Birthday.

SEGA revealed the following in a Q&A: "Originally it was planned to be released on this year, the 30th anniversary of Sonic. but we have postponed the release for a year in order to further brush up on the quality.

"Not only for this title, but during the development phase, we have been steadily conducting analysis to improve the quality of the title before release, such as introducing game testing based on external evaluations, and I have a feeling that it will become a good game and have high expectations for it."

The official release date for the game has not been revealed; however, it is expected to be launched in late 2022 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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Initial leaks for the game back in May of 2021 indicated that the game would be called Sonic Rangers, although the Frontiers name was officially confirmed in November.

There’s no indication if Sonic Rangers will be a separate game, but that does not appear to be the case at this time.

According to another recent leak, the game will feature ‘Ubisoft Towers,’ meaning you unlock more areas by beating them. This would seem to indicate that the game could work a lot like Assassin's Creed in scope.

There were also indications that the game should be treated as a sequel to the Sonic Adventure games which originally appeared on the Sega Dreamcast console.

This is not confirmed, but there have been hints from the official Sega social media accounts over the past few months alluding to the number 3, presumably Sonic Adventures 3. Hopefully, Sega will confirm the situation nearer to the official release of the game.

We will update this page as and when there are even more leaks for Sonic Frontiers revealed!

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Sonic Frontiers is expected to be a 3D Platformer and an action-adventure game. Gamers will play as Sonic exploring the Starfall Islands.

Starfall Islands comprise various biomes including forests, ancient ruins, flowery fields and deserts.

Several outlets have compared the design of the world and map to the Nintendo Switch classic The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Read More: Legend Of Zelda Breath Of The Wild 2: Release Date, Gameplay, Map, Pre Order, Trailer And All You Need To Know

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Open World

Arguably the biggest talking point about the new game is the introduction of an Open World format.

This will be the first game in the Sonic franchise to feature open-world gameplay, with the developers hoping to take the blue hedgehog in a brand new direction on the next-gen consoles in 2022.

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