The New Sonic Frontiers Trailer Should’ve Been The First One

The New Sonic Frontiers Trailer Should’ve Been The First One
Image: SEGA

Finally, a Sonic Frontiers trailer that people don’t hate!

The June 2022 Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase, in my personal opinion, rocked and ruled. It truly was packed to the brim with good news, news that we already knew about, and news that pleasantly surprised everybody.

While I’m sure many would’ve loved a first-party showcase from Nintendo, this one gave us a lot to be excited for, including Sonic Frontiers, a game that people were begging SEGA to delay the release of at one point.

The new trailer for Sonic Frontiers that Nintendo decided to show was, in short, fuckin’ great.

This Sonic Frontiers trailer sets itself apart from the past two trailers in quite a few ways. We actually see some fast-paced and action-filled gameplay, the area looks fuller, and more mysteries without answers are revealed. It’s great.

On top of all that, remember how we saw that datamine for potential Sonic Frontiers content? Y’know, the one where Big the Cat might be coming back?

Well, this newest trailer did reveal Cyber Space, which was less in space and more so a cyber space, if you know what I mean. The strings for Cyber Space showed up in the datamine, so it’s very likely that the other strings are related to content in Sonic Frontiers.

The comments on the newest Sonic Frontiers trailer on Nintendo’s YouTube channel also seem to echo similar sentiments.

The New Sonic Frontiers Trailer Should’ve Been The First OneThe New Sonic Frontiers Trailer Should’ve Been The First OneThe New Sonic Frontiers Trailer Should’ve Been The First One

While the first two trailers and the gameplay footage for Sonic Frontiers were definitely somewhat underwhelming, I definitely feel like there’s a lot more than meets the eye with this game. If Sega decide to market Sonic Frontiers more like this in the future, I think there could definitely be a lot more fanfare for it.

Honestly, despite thinking Sonic looked a little out of place in this world at first, I’ve been staying optimistic about the final product of Sonic Frontiers. I’m excited, I’m quaking in my boots, I’m keen as hell. I don’t know what’s going to happen with it, but I like what I’m seeing so far.

Also, what the actual fuck are THOSE?

sonic frontiers trailer
Image: SEGA

I can’t wait to find out.


  • Honestly I think this game will only appeal to Sonic fans. I enjoy most open world games, but there’s not a single part of me that wants to play this.
    I don’t get the need to shoehorn the mechanics of Sonic into a 3D open world environment, it began as a 2D game and works best that way. Why not turn Sonic into a 2D Action RPG, or Metroidvania?

    • It definitely looks like it’s going to appeal to the Sonic tragics that loved Sonic Adventure 2 Battle (I am absolutely talking about myself here).

      I’d even go as far as to describe it as more of a Pokémon Legends: Arceus type of world rather than truly open world, judging by the zones.

      Hopefully they keep doing a bit of both, like exploring this kind of game while also doing more stuff like Sonic Mania. Though like you said, it would be VERY cool to see a Sonic Metroidvania.

      • Nice try Ruby but Sonic Metroidvania ain’t going to happen so forget it as for what you mentioned about Sonic Frontiers that should’ve been revealed first at last night’s Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase.
        I think Persona 3 Portable Persona 4 Golden and Persona 5 Royal from Japanese publisher ATLUS should’ve been revealed first but instead all we got was the CAPCOM DLC release of Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak releasing for Nintendo Switch tomorrow if Nintendo Switch owners own Monster Hunter Rise on Nintendo Switch.

  • Sega: Did you guys want some assets for the Spin in to a new zone cover?

    Nintendo: Nah, we got plenty of Breath of the Wild assets already.

    Seriously though, somebody has to be taking the piss with that shot.

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