PlayStation may have leaked the release date of Sonic Frontiers

PlayStation may have leaked the release date of Sonic Frontiers

Sonic Frontiers’ announcement comes after a period of relative stagnation in the Sonic franchise over the last few years. Sonic the Hedgehog hasn’t had a significant main-series game since Sonic Forces in 2017, which received a mixed review from fans and critics alike.

The 2021 Game Awards, like the yearly awards event, featured a slew of exciting announcements for a variety of new games. The annual ceremony saw many major reveals for upcoming titles such as the highly anticipated Elden Ring, A Plague Tale: Requiem, and many more, in addition to games like Deathloop and It Takes Two winning multiple awards. The formal introduction of Sonic Frontiers, a brand-new game in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, was one of the most prominent of the announcements.

Highlights

  • A recent Tweet from PlayStation Game Size, a Twitter account following updates to the PlayStation database, reported that a release date had apparently been listed in Sony’s databases for Sonic Frontiers. the newest Sonic game is listed within the PlayStation database with a release date set for November 15th, 2022. The account is quick to note that the date may not be an accurate representation of when the game will release, implying that the November 2022 date may just be a placeholder.

  • While the trailer did not reveal much in the way of gameplay, what it did give fans of the franchise were sweeping shots of the game’s setting confirming rumors that the next Sonic would be open world. Now, a rumor recently surfaced that may have leaked the release date for Sonic’s next game.

Sonic Frontiers wasn’t the only major announcement the Sonic franchise saw during the annual award show as Ben Schwartz and Jim Carrey officially unveiled a brand new trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog 2. The 2020 Sonic movie saw critical acclaim with particular praise given to Carrey’s off-the-wall performance as iconic Sonic villain Dr. Robotnik. Between Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic Frontiers potentially releasing in November, fans of the Sega mascot have plenty to look forward to in 2022.

If the November 15th release date is to be believed, it would place the release of Sonic Frontiers only a week after the five-year anniversary of the blue blur’s last major game in Sonic Forces, with Forces releasing on November 7th, 2017. While other remasters have come out in the years since Forces released, like 2019’s Team Sonic Racing and this year’s Sonic Colors Ultimate, the Game Awards announcement excited long-time fans of the franchise with Sonic Frontiers’ open world drawing comparisons to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.