After yesterday’s brief gameplay tease, Sega has released seven considerably more substantial minutes of Sonic Frontiers gameplay, offering a much clearer look at how the hedgehog’s first foray into the open-world platformer is likely to play out. .
Yesterday’s footage was perhaps most notable for the rather understated art style that Sega has opted for this time around, with the game – at least from what we’ve seen so far – placing Sonic in a realistic world that feels almost closer to the soggy, rocky hills of Death Stranding than the colorful Sonic backdrops of yore.
We see a lot more of this vast landscape in Sega’s newly shared seven-minute Sonic Frontiers game (thanks IGN), with the bulk of the footage focusing on quiet exploration as Sonic wanders around, solving puzzles to unlock new elements in the world.
Some sequences – including various strands on rails suspended in the air and a long climb up a tower – feature some of Sonic’s high-speed platforming, but, generally speaking, it’s maybe- be a little calmer than fans of the show might expect. That said, today’s footage arrives as part of a month-long look at Sonic Frontiers on IGN, so there’s plenty more opportunity to see if the hedgehog returns to more familiar gaming territory. .
There’s no release date for Sonic Frontiers yet, but it’s expected to come to Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Switch, and PC later this year.