Sonic Frontiers Reveals New Gameplay During Nintendo Direct

As part of the Nintendo Direct Mini, Sonic Frontiers showcases more elements to its gameplay, including its cyberspace levels.

Sonic Frontiers has had fans talking throughout June due to the many reveals the game has seen this month. As part of the recent Nintendo Direct Mini, another Sonic Frontiers trailer has been shared that officially reveals new gameplay elements.

Sonic Frontiers has kept its marketing rather vague up to this point. While players were given the first gameplay trailers of the game earlier this month, they focused on parts of what players could expect rather than the full picture. This had left fans confused, but now a new trailer has arrived that sheds light on other important parts of the title.


During Nintendo’s partner showcase on June 28, players first got a look at key artwork for Sonic Frontiers, showcasing Sonic running through the Starfall Islands. The trailer that followed shortly afterward began the same way before revealing the cyberspace levels that were teased following Summer Game Fest and the playable demo its “Play Days” in-person event had for select attendees.

In the trailer, two cyberspace levels were shown. One of these levels is made up of twisting, sprawling roadways, while the other one seems to be replicating the iconic Green Hill Zone. Frontiers’ latest trailer also reveals that players gather keys to progress. Previous hands-on impressions have stated that players earn the Chaos Emeralds by using these items to unlock vaults.

Players also received a glimpse of who is presumably the game’s villain. This character appears like a little human girl, and has been said in a press release to be known as “Sage.” The press release has also stated that Sage wishes for Sonic to leave the Starfall Islands, even though Sonic is looking for Tails and Amy, who have vanished as Sonic Frontiers’ story begins.

Many fans have expressed looking forward to Sonic Frontiers thanks to this new action-packed trailer, no doubt in part to how lackluster previous gameplay showcases were to series loyalists. Considering this trailer is most likely using footage from the Nintendo Switch version, it also looks to be running fairly well despite Sonic Team openly saying it was focusing more on the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S releases. Due to this, fans may want to wait for later press releases detailing Frontiers’ Switch specs, as previous Sonic games on Switch have had limited performance compared to other versions.

Sonic Frontiers releases in 2022 for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

Source: Gamerant

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