SEGA has recently filed a bunch of new trademarks in Japan, one of which is Sonic Frontiers.
As you may recall from earlier in the year, the publisher celebrated the hedgehog's 30th anniversary with a live stream event, showing off all kinds of Sonic-related projects. One of those was a teaser for the next mainline entry in the game series, but we still don't have official word on what this game's name is.
Of course, fans have been digging and ruminating on the teaser ever since. Initially, it was thought the game's name could be Sonic Zap, owing to the strange symbol that appears in the video. It was then rumoured that Sonic Rangers would be the title, thanks to a rogue press release. Now, though, it appears Sonic Frontiers could be the real deal.
This name would also gel rather well with rumours that the game is open world, but we don't want to get too heavy into speculative territory. Hopefully, SEGA won't leave fans hanging for too long — there's practically nothing to go on right now. Takashi Iizuka of Sonic Team did say he wants this new game to lay the foundation for the future, which suggests it'll be something of a departure from what we know.
There's one more opportunity this year in which SEGA could tell us more, and that's The Game Awards next month. It's possible the blue blur will make an appearance, but we wouldn't hold our breath — it feels more likely the publisher will tell us more with its own presentation. Anyway, what do you think of Sonic Frontiers? Is it the title of next year's Sonic game? Discuss in the comments section below.
[source chizai-watch.com, via gematsu.com]
Best case scenario is that this is a direct sequel to Sonic Mania. Ok scenario is that it's the 2.5D side scrolling of Sonic Generations only. Not the 3D portion added in at all. Any other scenario is more than likely... not good.
@Telekill Nah make it a full 3D game. Sick of Sonic Team's pandering to 2D fans.
or another phone game
Great! It is a title for Sonic 2022.
If Sonic Forces was anything to go by, this will stink.
Sonic Team, and by extension, Sega, have no idea what to do with their mascot. They're just coasting (exploiting) on their weirdly obsessive fanbase. The fact that Sega cut ties with Sonic Mania's developers over the direction of its potential sequel, says all you need to know really.
All I can hope for is this game to turn out ok. And that’s a lot when it comes to Sonic games.
@Malones2792 Disagree. The only decent 3D sonic was Sonic Adventure on Dreamcast and that was because it was novel. They went downhill from there.
@Telekill I think he meant Sonic Team's attempt at 2D - as in their lame 2.5 segments from Generations, Forces et al. I'd rather they just stick to the Adventure style gameplay.
Nothing will touch Mania for 2D interpretation anyway.
@JB_Whiting Ah ok. Yeah... Sonic 4's physics (of all things) was horrible.
I still have high hopes for this, hopefully it can break the 3D Sonic game curse.
Tap here to load 10 comments
Leave A Comment
Hold on there, you need to login to post a comment...