A new Sonic domain has been registered by Sega, pointing to Sonic Frontiers being the next major game in the Blue Blur's long-running franchise. In addition, the official Sonic Steam Curator page has had one more game added to its list.
What do we know about Sonic Frontiers?
During the Sonic the Hedgehog 30th anniversary live stream earlier this year, a new game starring everyone's favorite hedgehog was teased by Sonic Team. The trailer showed little more than Sonic sprinting through a forest followed by a strange logo. Subsequently, a leaked 4K version of this trailer suggested the game could be called Sonic Rangers. However, last month, Sega trademarked "Sonic Frontiers" as a name, and now, a new domain extension of the official Sonic website suggests this name is about to be made official.
You can visit the new website here (although there's not much point in doing so, as it currently shows a garbled error message). The domain registration, coupled with Sega trademarking Sonic Frontiers last month, points strongly to this being the name of the next tentpole Sonic game. We don't know much about this new game, but odds are it's a 3D platformer in the tradition of major flagship entries like Sonic Forces and Sonic Lost World. One thing's for sure: this definitely isn't the new 3D platformer on its way from former Sonic Mania developers Evening Star. It's an entirely new Sonic game being worked on by Sonic Team, with head Takashi Iizuka hoping it will have the same "lasting influence" as Sonic Adventure (thanks, VGC).
How has Sonic's Steam Curator page been updated?
In addition to this new domain registration, the official Sonic the Hedgehog Steam Curator page has also been updated. The "My Games" ticker, which shows how many games a franchise contains, has increased from 34 to 35, suggesting that a new Sonic game announcement is imminent. We're not sure yet whether this will be Sonic Frontiers or the Sonic Origins retro compilation that was announced during the aforementioned 30th anniversary Sonic Central live stream.
We'll have to wait and see what Sega has in store for Sonic in the coming weeks. There's a good chance we'll hear something about the Blue Blur's latest projects at the upcoming Game Awards presentation, which is scheduled for this coming Thursday. Historically, many major gaming announcements have been made at Geoff Keighley's awards extravaganza, so hopefully, we'll get more Sonic news then.
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