Sonic Frontiers: Release Date, Plot, and More

Sonic games in recent years have been hit or miss (mostly miss), so the introduction of Sonic Frontiers at The Game Awards 2021 came as a bit of a surprise. However, we are impressed with the way this game looks.

Sonic Frontiers already has a tentative release date, stunning planetary scenery, and some intriguing new enemies in store.

Here’s all we know about Sonic Frontiers, from its release date and plot to its technical specifications and system requirements.

Sonic Frontiers Release Date

According to the game’s marketing, Sonic Frontiers will be released during the holiday season of 2022. We can anticipate it to be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Ray tracing may or may not make an appearance, depending on the game’s scale and world design, but the difference between previous-generation and current-generation consoles is yet unknown.

Sonic Frontiers Plot

Sonic Frontiers introduces us to Starfall Islands, a land filled with a variety of biomes and remnants of a mystery technology. It has a Breath of the Wild vibe about it. The plot is still a mystery, but we have some clues owing to the teaser and several confirmations on social media.

First and foremost, it has been confirmed that Dr. Eggman, Tails, and Amy Rose will be featured in Sonic Frontiers. We also learned that Amy’s voice may be heard in the Sonic Frontiers trailer, as previously reported. Perhaps Amy has been altered and indoctrinated by an ancient technological machine that is pursuing Sonic.

Because of how serious the trailer looks, it’s probable that Dr. Eggman is the enemy in all this, but that seems a little cliched given how serious the Sonic games have always been. My best assumption is that there will be a new villain in the game, which would be a welcome change.

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Sonic Frontiers Gameplay

As a classic 3D platform, Sonic Frontiers is also a beautiful open-world reminiscent of Breath of the Wild, which we didn’t get to see in action. The developers call this the series’ first “open-zone” experience.

We’ve validated a few biomes, such as grasslands, woods, waterfalls, and deserts, from the images and descriptions of the games. We also saw some strange towers with spiraling rings surrounding them in the teaser.

In the Assassin’s Creed series, players can use the towers to update their map and get a clear perspective of the area from them. Breath of the Wild also featured these structures.

There are a few recognizable faces in Sonic Frontiers, so it’s feasible that they’ll be playable in some capacity, be it through the game’s single-player campaign or online multiplayer. Again, we have no idea if these features will be included in the game, but it would be awesome if they were.

In addition to Tomoya Ohtani and Tee Lopes, Jun Senoue will be working on the game’s soundtrack. This has been verified.

Sonic Frontiers PC Requirements

As a general rule, I’d say that a Sonic game isn’t overly demanding in terms of graphics, but considering Sonic Frontiers’ approach, I’d reconsider. You also have to consider how well optimized the game is, even if you doubt Sonic Team’s abilities.

Look at Sonic Forces as a comparison to see how it stacks up. The game required a minimum of 4GB of RAM, an Intel Core i5 or AMD A10 7th generation CPU, and an Nvidia GTX 750 Ti or AMD R7 265 graphics card to run at all.

However, I don’t expect Sonic Frontiers’ minimal specifications to be very different from those of recent games. As a result of this, Sonic Frontiers must be able to operate well on lower settings for the Nintendo Switch version.

For maximum settings, I think you’ll need a GTX 3060 or something like that, which isn’t bad for a high-end gaming laptop at all.

Sonic Frontiers Trailer

If you haven’t watched the trailer yet, you can check it out below!

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