Sonic Frontiers releases an intriguing trailer as part of Gamescom Opening Night Live that confirms its worldwide release date among other details.
Ever since Sonic Frontiers was first teased in May 2021, fans have had plenty of questions about the blue blur’s latest adventure. The game has slowly revealed itself over the time since, but players still weren’t given the whole picture. As part of Gamescom, the newest Sonic the Hedgehog title has finally given fans a bigger idea of which what kind of world they’ll explore and what secrets await them.
During Gamescom Opening Night Live, a new trailer for Sonic Frontiers was revealed that aimed to make fans excited over the game’s release date. However, hours before the presentation, the official Japanese Sonic YouTube channel accidentally leaked the date early. Even still, the Gamescom trailer helps confirm that fans worldwide can expect to have Sonic Frontiers in their hands on November 8.
The world premiere didn’t stop at just the release date, though, as the trailer shines light on the Cyber Space levels of Sonic Frontiers. These levels were only briefly shown in a Nintendo Direct and praised by those who experienced hands-on previews of the game at Summer Game Fest. It’s made clear in the new gameplay that these levels are aiming to use familiar classic Sonic zones as their inspiration.
The trailer also lives up to it’s title as Frontiers’ “Story Trailer” as elements of the game fans only heard about through interviews can finally be seen in action through what may be in-game cutscenes. It puts a feeling behind the mystery and stakes that summaries of Sonic Frontiers’ plot have been trying to capture as Amy is trapped in a cage and Sonic seems to be infected by some sort of virus. On top of that, the rogue AI Sage is also telling Sonic to leave the Starfall Islands as his “reckless actions” are threatening the world.
On top of it all, fans were also given the news that the game is now available for preorder, along with what bonuses are available. Early adopters will get the “Adventurer’s Treasure Box” that comes with “seeds” of defense and power, along with early skill points so players can boost Sonic’s stats fairly early on.
Even though the Japanese trailer accidentally revealed the worldwide release date early, Gamescom viewers were still in for some pleasant surprises for tuning in. After the reveal at last year’s Game Awards made the wait feel rather long, players now only have three more months left until Sonic Frontiers is released.
Sonic Frontiers will release on November 8 for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.