RUMOR: Sonic Frontiers To Appear At Summer Game Fest, June 9?

Today, in an announcement that the event will be partnering with IMAX, Summer Game Fest released a brief compilation trailer featuring a number of upcoming and released games. Among them was Sonic Frontiers, but before anybody gets too excited, no, it isn’t new footage:

At this time, we don’t exactly know if this is being shown as a confirmation of some games that will be there or to highlight games previously part of the Game Awards/Summer Game Fest ecosystem, so for the time being, we’re reporting this as rumor until we hear explicitly that it will be present. Other games shown in it include the already-released Elden Ring and Tiny Tina’s Wonderland, as well as the yet-unreleased One Piece Odyssey.

The event is scheduled for Thursday, June 9 at 11 AM PT, 2 PM ET, and 6PM GMT, and will be available streaming and in IMAX theaters in the U.S., the U.K., and Canada.

This is the second time Frontiers has been given a significant spotlight within the broad Keighley-sphere. Late in 2021, The Game Awards premiered a teaser trailer that partially revealed the open world nature of the game alongside a trailer for Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2. SEGA’s remained tight-lipped on the game (despite a handful of leaks), and we’ve yet to see any actual gameplay footage of the Holiday 2022 title. Sonic’s presence at Summer Game Fest should hopefully clear up a few more lingering questions about the title.

Thanks to Dodger24848 for the news tip!

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    1. Counterpoint: No playable characters, and it’s now a top-down turn-based civilization-building game. Chao are referenced as existing, but you never see them at any point.

        1. Or, it could be the greatest single game produced by mankind, a game of such pure, dazzling beauty that it brings players to tears, bringing an end to global conflict as the world joins together to celebrate the one truly perfect piece of culture.

          But more than likely, it will be somewhere in the middle of those two states.

          1. Sonic Frontiers will be great if the multiple playable characters will be featured or not. Hopefully.

          2. That’s true. They will be there or not be there. Those are the two possible states. Unless we start getting into Blaze being in a box with radioactive matter.

  1. I get worried feelings about Sonic Frontiers personally. Just not sure open world would suit Sonic…

    But ill stay hopeful

  2. My wish list for this game:

    Boost (and areas that are designed for it)
    3D gameplay only (2D is fun, but feels out of place during a 3D experience. I can go play Sonic 4 Ep II any time i want)
    No gimmicks (they also detract from the experience IMO)
    Crush 40 music (it is synonymous with Sonic for me)

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