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Sonic Frontiers is shaking up the collection’ components by giving the blue blur massive biomes to discover, fairly than the linear ranges that the collection is understood for. It’s not an open-world game (no less than not by developer Sonic Team’s definition), however it can provide a wide range of giant areas to run by means of. Most of what we’ve seen is a lush Green Hill Zone-like island, however there’s a dry desert one too.
The Sonic Frontiers Gamescom trailer was our first take a look at the desert area, displaying it for a short second. It additionally confirmed the return of Sky Sanctuary Zone, which was beforehand noticed in some off-screen footage. The trailer solely provides us a fast glimpse of the desert, however ResetEra member BlueStarEXSF shared a giant batch of accompanying screenshots in a discussion board thread. There’s a number of attention-grabbing structure within the desert zone, with floating pyramids chained to the bottom, stone towers, and pathways paved with bricks. Another shot exhibits Sonic grinding by means of an elaborate collection of rails, pipes, and floating buildings, but it surely’s unclear if that is a part of the identical desert space. In any case, the screenshots show a few of the thrilling selection that awaits in Sonic Frontiers.
Beyond displaying us new areas, the Sonic Frontiers Gamescom trailer additionally confirmed the game’s launch date: it’s headed to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on Tuesday, November 8. For these , there are two totally different variations of the game up for preorder: Standard and Digital Deluxe. Preordering both model will get you some in-game bonuses when Sonic Frontiers launches.
Not solely did the brand new trailer give us a take a look at the desert space and the game’s ultimate launch date, but it surely additionally confirmed Amy Rose. The pink hedgehog was heard in earlier footage, however that is our first take a look at her, and she or he’s apparently been trapped and digitized by the game’s villain. The checklist of characters in Sonic Frontiers is rising.