A new combat trailer for Sonic Frontiers is available, and Sega has also announced that there will be a prologue animation and comic for the game. The digital comic prologue will have two parts and the first one will debut on October 18, 2022. It is unknown when the prologue animation will appear.
The combat trailer shows the skill tree and level up mechanics in some more detail. When you first start your adventure as the blue hedgehog, you will have access to three basic moves: a stomp, a drop dash, and a homing attack. New skills and moves will be available as you level Sonic up. The trailer makes it fairly clear that you will need these skills for bosses later in the game, which may imply that you will need to use Sonic’s more advanced skills on certain gimmicks.
The trailer also mentions skills such as Phantom Rush (a superpowered move you can use after you charge up your combat meter) and Cyloop (breaking shields). Sonic will also be able to parry attacks if you time your guard just right, which leaves your enemies wide open for your own combos. You can watch the combat trailer for Sonic Frontiers here:
As for the prologue content, the prologue comic’s title is Convergence. The cover of it shows Sonic and Amy on top of a biplane that Tails is piloting, while a silhouette of Eggman looms behind him. It is unclear at this point if other characters such as Knuckles will appear at all in the prologue.
Something evil is afoot…
This Tuesday: Part 1 of a two-part digital comic prologue to Sonic Frontiers releases here! pic.twitter.com/9nSNEHpeBf
— Sonic the Hedgehog (@sonic_hedgehog) October 14, 2022
Sonic Frontiers will come out on November 8, 2022 for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Windows PC, and Nintendo Switch. Part 1 of the Sonic Frontiers prologue comic will be available online from October 18, 2022.