IGN has released the first-ever look at Sonic Frontiers gameplay. There isn’t much context to find, but what is on view is very promising and looks like a Sonic the Hedgehog take on Breath of the Wild.
You can watch all seven minutes of Sonic Frontiers gameplay here and below:
The video begins with a rather menacing tower in the distance. We can then watch as Sonic not only goes to this tower to demonstrate the open world, but he is actually able to climb it. Climbing the tower requires some traditional sonic traversal mechanics like bounce pads, grind rails, and wall running. Given that the game has the same “if you can see it, you can get it” vibe as Breath of the Wild, the comparison is definitely reasonable.
Sonic Frontiers wouldn’t be a Sonic the Hedgehog game either if all traversal was done on foot. Sky views show the air above Sonic riddled with grindrails for an adrenaline-pumping journey through the area.
The game also looks like it’s not all about running and jumping either, as a few interesting puzzles are featured.
Sonic Frontiers is currently out for Christmas 2022 for PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch. We’ll definitely let you know when we know a more specific release date.
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