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Sonic Frontiers Trailer Channels Breath of the Wild in TGA Reveal

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Sega has dropped the announcement trailer for Sonic Frontiers at The Game Awards 2021, and it looks like the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild-inspired Sonic game you never knew you wanted. The project originally announced without a title or any real gameplay details earlier this year. However, the new footage shows huge open fields in what Sega calls an “open-zone-inspired” experience with various ruins and points of interest. Here’s a quick synopsis from the publisher:

Worlds will collide in Sonic the Hedgehog’s newest adventure. An experience like never before, accelerate to new heights and experience the thrill of high velocity open-zone freedom. Battle powerful enemies as you speed through the Starfall Islands – landscapes brimming with dense forests, overflowing waterfalls, sizzling deserts and more!

Sonic Team chief creative officer Takashi Iizuka promises that fans will learn more about Sonic Frontiers in the coming months. The game itself doesn’t look half bad despite its lack of release date, but it will surely look even better by the time it comes to PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X | S in holiday 2022. Until then, see Sonic Frontiers in action in the announcement trailer below.

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