Sonic Frontiers : Date of Release, Plot, Gameplay, and More
Even though Sonic games have been hit or miss (mainly miss) in previous years, Sonic Frontiers was a pleasant surprise when it was announced at The Game Awards 2021. We’re impressed with how this game looks and are looking forward to playing it.
Sonic Frontiers has a tentative release date, beautiful global scenery, and the possibility of new opponents, all of which are exciting developments for the game. Perhaps there are some hints in the trailer that will provide further insight into what the plot is about.
Sonic Frontiers is scheduled for a Holiday 2022 release, which corresponds to a marketing statement for a date between November and December of the same year. We can anticipate it to be released on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam in the near future.
It’s unknown what the difference will be between previous-generation and current-generation consoles, but given the magnitude of the game and the architecture of the universe, it’s probable that certain parts of ray tracing may be included.
Sonic Frontiers Story
Upon entering Starfall Islands, our main character will find himself in an environment rich with diverse biomes and the remnants of strange technology. Sonic Frontiers is available now on PlayStation 4. Everything has a strong Breath of the Wild vibe about it. There isn’t much information available about the narrative, but the trailer and several confirmations on Twitter have given us some ideas.
First and foremost, it has been confirmed that Dr. Eggman, Tails, and Amy Rose will all feature in Sonic Frontiers: The Lost Chapters. In addition, we’ve received confirmation that the voice heard in the Sonic Frontiers video is Amy’s. Whether Sonic is on the hunt for Amy or whether whatever is following Sonic has been converted and indoctrinated by an old technological contraption is still up in the air (weirder things have happened).
It’s conceivable that Dr. Eggman may play a role in all of this, but it seems a little too obvious, especially given the trailer’s indication that the film would be a more serious take on the Sonic series. If I had to guess, I’d suppose there’s going to be a new villain, which would be a welcome change of pace.
Sonic Frontiers Gameplay
Even while we didn’t get a chance to take a close look at the Sonic Frontiers gameplay, we do know that the game is a classic 3D platformer with a magnificent open-world similar to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This is the first time that the series has entered a “open-zone,” as the developers define it in their description.
Several biomes have been verified based on the photographs and descriptions of the games. These biomes include plains, woods, waterfalls, and deserts, to name a few. In addition, we got a glimpse of these bizarre skyscrapers that were surrounded by swirling rings in the video. Interestingly, they are reminiscent of the towers featured in the Assassin’s Creed series, which players may utilise to update their map by getting a clear perspective of the surrounding region. These towers appeared in both Breath of the Wild and The Legend of Zelda games.
Given that a few known faces are returning to Sonic Frontiers, it’s very feasible that those characters will be playable in some capacity, whether through certain areas of the game or even through online multiplayer. Again, we have no idea whether or not these features will be included in the game, but it would be fantastic if they did (wink wink, Sonic Team)
In addition, it has been announced that Tomoya Ohtani and Tee Lopes were responsible for the music for the trailer and that Jun Senoue would be responsible for the soundtrack for the game.
Sonic Frontiers Pc Requirements
I’d normally argue that a Sonic game isn’t very graphically demanding, but given the direction, Sonic Team is taking the game in with Sonic Frontiers, I’d think twice before dismissing how stressful it may be on the eyes. At the risk of casting doubt on Sonic Team’s abilities, it’s also important to consider how effectively the game has been optimized as well.
Take, for example, Sonic Forces as a point of reference. A Core i5 5th Gen or AMD A10 7th Gen CPU, 4GB of RAM, and an Nvidia GTX 750 Ti or AMD R7 265 GPU were the minimal requirements for that game, according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
That’s little compared to the specifications required by current games, but I don’t believe the minimal requirements for Sonic Frontiers will be very different. In addition to being available on the Nintendo Switch, Sonic Frontiers will need to be able to function well on lower graphics settings to be successful. However, at maximum settings, I believe you’ll need something like an RTX 3060 to stay up, which isn’t too awful considering that the finest inexpensive gaming laptops are already equipped with this graphics card in their chassis.
It won’t be long until we see more from Sonic Frontiers, especially considering that the game is set to premiere this year. We expect to see an update by E3 2022, which is just a few short months away and will be the latest we can expect. Sonic Forces was a complete flop, so I’m hoping that this game can turn things around for 3D Sonic platformers.