You have to repeat it sometimes to make it fit, but the year 2021 marks the 30 years of this good old Sonic. And if SEGA seems to be falling behind with the festivities, behind the scenes, we are active.
To uncork your best vintage and make the party favors rain, you will have to come back: announced (a bit of a disaster?) In the spring of 2021, the mysterious Sonic Rangers quickly gave us a glimpse of the future episode of the Sonic the Hedgehog license. Immediately announced for 2022 on almost all platforms on the market, this new episode must according to game designer Takashi Iizuka “deliver a next-generation Sonic experience“. Just that.
But if this new episode formalized in good and due form focuses on him many looks, SEGA could well honor its promise to multiply projects, because we are not 30 years old every day. Today, a trademark registration corroborates a rumor that germinated a few weeks ago on the forums of Reddit, and who wants the Rangers episode to finally be called … Sonic Frontiers.
The information is now taking a little weight, while the sheet of said Sonic Frontiers has just appeared on Chizai Watch, a site that lists trademark registrations in Japan:
Filed last October 22, the name Sonic Frontiers could therefore replace the very Texan Sonic Rangers, a name that itself had leaked with the first (and for the time being) teaser video. If the rest of the gossip peddled on Reddit turns out to be just as accurate as this name change, Sonic Frontier, therefore, could take the form of “an open world similar to that of Breath of the Wild”, and delight players who would have enjoyed the last anniversary episode: Sonic Generations (and we understand them).
While waiting to find out what Master SEGA has in store for us for the coming months, remember that a compilation called Origins will bring together the first 2D adventures of the famous hedgehog next year, and that the one we still officially call Sonic Rangers is due out in 2022 on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X | S.