Takashi Iizuka also praises writer Ian Flynn. "He knows the characters well and brought great development to their emotions and interactions."
Sega has released a new update for its recently-released open world platformer, which looks to sand out some of the experience's rougher edges.
The 3D platformer has been praised for its new "open zone" design. It's available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
Sonic enjoys its biggest Japanese launch since Sonic Adventure 2, while God of War Ragnarok's launch numbers fall below God of War 3 and the 2018 title.
ONE OK ROCK appears in the music video for the 3D platformer, which is out now for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
The free DLC adds the Rathalos and Felyne Rathalos armor sets for Sonic to wear, along with the Hunter's BBQ set for grilling.
Increased PS5 sales for the week resulted in Horizon Forbidden West rising to seventh place, with sales up by 141 percent.
"We have checked out the critics and your opinions. As you have pointed out, there are still areas where we are not quite there yet," said Morio Kishimoto.
The open world platformer saw a peak concurrent player count of over 19,000 players at launch, surpassing the series' all-time record.
The first "open-zone" title in the Sonic series is now available worldwide for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
Installing the DLC after the tutorial area instead of before will result in it being invalid. The most recent patch must also be installed.
The open world platformer's reviews will begin going live on November 7, shortly ahead of its worldwide launch.
Sega's highly anticipated 3D platformer is out for PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC in less than a week, on November 8.
Sega announces that the Sonic franchise has collectively surpassed 1.5 billion units in sales and downloads, which also includes downloads for free-to-play titles.
Cyber Space levels are closer to the traditional 3D Sonic platforming formula, and are key to rescuing various allies.
Check out the various obstacles and enemies inhabiting the game's third island ahead of its worldwide release on November 8th.
Sonic Team's Morio Kishimoto says the developer "did everything we could until just before the deadline." The game is out on November 8th.
The trailer showcases Skills, Wild Rush and Sonic Boom, along with combos and parries ahead of the game's launch in November.
Equip Rathalos or Felyne Rathalos Armor on the Blue Blur, and use the BBQ Spit mini-game to power him up with the free DLC.
Sega and Sonic series sound director Tomoya Ohtani confirms that all 150 tracks will be available for streaming worldwide.
Sega has revealed the full PC requirements for those who want to play the upcoming platformer on 720p/30 FPS and 1080p/60 FPS settings.
New details on what resolutions and frame rates the platformer will target on several consoles seem to have emerged from TGS 2022.
Collect the seven Chaos Emeralds to transform into Sonic's powered-up form, which can fly and take on the toughest foes.
Check out the newly-released main theme song for the upcoming Sonic Frontiers, released by Sega in a new video.
The song is a collaboration between Sega and the Japanese band ONE OK ROCK. It's meant to match the "cool image of Sonic and his speed."
The open world platformer is due out for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4,, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC in November.
Ares Island is one of many locations Sonic will visit in the upcoming open-world title when it launches on November 8th.
Sonic Team's "open-zone" platformer will release for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch this Autumn.
A Japanese TV spot for the upcoming open world platformer, which has since been taken down, has confirmed that the game is out in November.
The "open-zone" platformer is releasing this holiday season for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
Soul Hackers 2, Two Point Campus, Total War: Warhammer 3, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and more are also playable for attendees on August 24-28.
Sega Sammy has "high expectation" from the title and expects the positive success of the second film to affect its launch.
Producer and host Geoff Keighley confirms that Sega will offer another look at the open world platformer at the upcoming show.
After unlocking Cyloop, Sonic can pick up 11 additional skills from the skill tree and three more skills from progressing through the main story.
Flynn describes the story as "more somber" overall and how it's "about self-reflection and choosing how to move forward."
New players can enable Action mode for "more accurate platforming" while series fans can use High Speed mode for more speed.
The newest gameplay trailer for the upcoming open world (or open zone) platformer shows it running on the Nintendo Switch.
Director Morio Kishimoto also talks about time attacks for previous games and how speedrunning Sonic Frontiers "might be a fun challenge."
Studio head Takashi Iizuka opened up about his stance regarding Frontiers' development as well as the backlash to the gameplay reveal.
Watch Sonic explore the vast colorful regions of the Starfall Islands, battle some new threats and encounter a familiar logo.
Sonic Team creative officer Takashi Iizuka wanted to take the series' linear game design and create an action title with more freedom.
During its Sonic Central showcase, Sega has shown off new gameplay for Sonic Frontiers alongside a tease for an animation set to launch before the game.
The upcoming presentation will provide a "sneak peek" at upcoming projects, partnerships and events happening this year.
More new gameplay for the upcoming platformer showcases what its combat will look like, though the game is continuing to look a little rough around the edges.
The open-world (or "open-zone") platformer is slated to release this Holiday season for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, PC and Nintendo Switch.
As IGN First's cover story for June, there will be world-exclusive gameplay reveals and hands-on impressions starting tomorrow.
"We are currently working hard to improve the quality of the game toward its sales for the holiday season," the company says.
Sega of America social media manager Katie Chrzanowski provides assurances that Sonic Frontiers is still launching this year.
Sega announces that a third Sonic the Hedgehog movie is currently in production, along with a live action Knuckles series for Paramount+.
Sonic Team's creative officer Takashi Iizuka says the development team wants to "create a totally new type of open-zone experience."
Sonic Frontiers will feature full voice and subtitle support for English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish, along with subtitle support for several other languages.
Sega also expects the open world game to exceed the first-year sales of the series' last mainline instalment, Sonic Forces.
Sega confirms that the likes of Roger Craig Smith, Cindy Robinson, and Colleen O’Shaughnessey will all be returning for the 2022 open world platformer.
Ian Flynn, whose currently the head writer for IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog comic series, is also confirmed to be penning the story.
Sonic will venture through the Starfall Islands to battle new foes on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, PC and Nintendo Switch.
It's been confirmed that the next mainline Sonic game – due out sometime in 2022 – will be unveiled in full at The Game Awards 2021.
After the web domain for Sonic Frontiers was discovered, a series of cheeky Twitter exchanges tease the hedgehog being at the show in some form.
Though it's currently not live (and only returning a "403 Forbidden" message), an announcement could be right around the corner.
This could be the final name for Sonic Rangers, the rumored open world title releasing in 2022 for previous and current gen platforms.
But Sega wanted to " take the occasion of the 30th anniversary to announce that a brand new title was in development."
Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka is hoping that 2022's new Sonic game will help define the future of the series the way Sonic Adventure did.
A number of details may have emerged on the recently unveiled game, while Sega themselves also seem to have inadvertently revealed the game's name.
The next flagship title from Sonic Team doesn't have an official name yet. But it's coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Smith stepped down in January, but announced that he would be returning after a coordinated fan campaign to bring him back.
Sega will hold a live stream celebrating Sonic's 30th Anniversary on Thursday, May 27th offering a look at upcoming "projects, partnerships, and events."