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Sonic Frontiers reveal teased for The Game Awards 2021 on Friday


Sonic Frontiers – looks like we’ll be seeing more this Friday (pic: Sega)

It looks like the new 3D Sonic the Hedgehog game will be getting its debut at The Game Awards, and maybe the movie sequel trailer too.

In theory, it should be impossible to get excited about a new 3D Sonic the Hedgehog game, given how badly almost every previous one has turned out, but it’s hard not to hold out a sliver of hope for Sonic Frontiers.

Although rumoured to be an open world game, almost nothing is known about it officially (including its name), but what’s encouraging is that Sega has repeatedly delayed it, missing both Sonic’s 30th anniversary and any kind of tie-in with last year’s movie.

That’s made fans optimistic that they’re not releasing this one until it’s actually good, while some Twitter banter between the official Sonic Twitter account and The Game Awards presenter and organiser Geoff Keighley strongly implies a reveal is coming this Friday.

Keighley often teases reveals like this in a similar manner, and with the official Sonic Twitter account involved it seems pretty clear cut that something is going on.

However, one fan has noticed that the trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer has recently been given an official US rating, so what’s being revealed could just be that.

Except… even more eagle-eyed fans have noticed that the URL frontiers.sonicthehedgehog.com has suddenly been activated. It still doesn’t show anything but up until the last few days it didn’t throw up the ‘Access Denied’ message it now displays.

That suggests that something is afoot and that a reveal at The Game Awards on Friday is actually very likely.

The Game Awards are regularly used as the venue to reveal new games, or the first footage of already announced ones, and according to Keighley there are ‘four or five’ debuts planned this year, that are of a similar scale to the gameplay debut of Elden Ring during this summer’s E3 adjacent show.

The Elden Ring reveal was one of Keighley’s biggest coups of recent years and while it’s unclear whether Sonic Frontiers counts as one of the five it’s certainly going to be interesting to see what it looks like in action.

Technically The Game Awards is on Thursday, December 9 but factor in the time difference and it actually doesn’t start till Friday morning at 1am in the UK. But don’t worry, as we’ll have all the news announcements rounded up by the time you wake up.

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