First Sonic Frontiers gameplay clip exhibits high-speed fight, grinding, and a radar wheel

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At the start of this yr, Sonic Team boss Takashi Iizuka mentioned that Sonic Frontiers will deliver Sonic “to the next level” with “new combat styles.” Now that we’ve lastly seen the game in motion, Iizuka’s phrases are ringing true. What we’ve seen to this point consists of recent, fast-moving fight, the standard rail grinding, and a really Sonic-appropriate type of radar.

The Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account shared a “small preview of Sonic Frontiers,” a short gameplay clip that units the tone of the journey. It begins with a shot of Sonic operating by way of a forest — a teaser we’ve seen earlier than. He then exits the forest and begins operating throughout an enormous open area, stopping at some form of massive, blue wheel. Running on this, making it spin in place like an outsized hamster wheel, sends out a pulse of power that drops a waypoint close by. Many open-world video games have towers that gamers can climb and observe from, filling out their map. This ‘radar wheel’ seems to serve the same goal for Frontiers, marking goals and factors of curiosity.

Sonic is then proven combating just a few totally different enemies with radically totally different designs. One seems to be like a cluster of grapes, whereas one other is an enormous, strolling tower. Sonic battles them with a wide range of assaults, together with a long-range homing slam, a whirlwind that whips round the entire enemy, and a handful of fast blows to the highest of the strolling tower, which ultimately destroys it. Along the best way, he does some traditional rail grinding and picks up just a few rings. Have a glance:

Enjoy this small preview of Sonic Frontiers, and tune in all June lengthy for the @IGN First cowl story for extra world-exclusive reveals!

— Sonic the Hedgehog (@sonic_hedgehog) May 31, 2022

It’s superior to see the game in motion, and the tweet guarantees “more reveals all June long.” Sonic Frontiers doesn’t have an official launch date right now, however one leaked in PlayStation Database on the finish of 2021, claiming November 15 because the launch. At the very least, we all know that the present Sonic voice cast is returning for the brand new game.