Poor Sonic. If he’s not been confined to various in-game zones and platforms, he’s been stuck on race tracks or in pinball machines. But, in Sonic Frontiers, he’ll finally be free!

Promising us “an experience like never before”, the forthcoming game will see the Blue Blur battling powerful enemies as per usual, but there’ll be freedom to roam the Starfall Islands, featuring everything from dense forests to majestic waterfalls and arid deserts.

It’s being developed by the legendary Sonic Team in Japan, led by producer Sachiko Kawamura and director Morio Kishimoto.

Sonic Frontiers is a huge leap forward for the franchise, delivering an evolved gameplay experience that can be enjoyed by longtime Sonic fans and action-adventure enthusiasts alike,” said Takashi Iizuka, creative officer at Sonic Team USA. “With the effort of the talented developers at Sonic Team Japan, we’ve created an all-new style of gameplay experience for Sonic the Hedgehog, where players will be able to explore lush and expansive landscapes with Sonic’s signature speed and abilities. There’s sure to be lots of twists and turns around every corner in Sonic Frontiers, and we’re excited to unveil more information about the game over the coming months.”

Sonic Frontiers is currently slated for release in mid-2022. Check out this cool reveal teaser:

Sonic the Hedgehog at JB Hi-Fi.