Sonic Frontiers’ Combat Was Inspired By the Sonic Movie

By: Aditya Singh

Sonic Team drew inspiration from an unexpected source: the first Sonic the Hedgehog film.

Sonic fans took to social media to express their displeasure with the first videos of the game in action.

Kishimoto went on to say that Sonic Frontiers contains additional references to the film, which he personally requested that his staff include in the game.

Iizuka was asked about the mixed reaction to the gameplay footage in an upcoming VGC interview.

Iizuka added. “We do realise everyone is just kind of reacting to the videos that they saw, and because they don’t understand what this new gameplay is.

Morio Kishimoto told IGN. "This time we implemented a more fleshed-out combat system, because we felt it was necessary to have more elements to enjoy within the Open Zone.”

"There are plenty of action games with combat out there, but we focused on making these battles feel like a true Sonic experience for this game."