Sega’s second-ever annual celebration of the blue blur, Sonic Central, took place today, and brought with it a selection of trailers and announcements for games, shows, and even energy drinks. From teases for Sonic Frontiers to the first (very brief) look at Netflix’s Sonic Prime, here’s the full roundup of everything Sonic Central 2022 had to offer.
A new animated prologue for Sonic Frontiers, featuring Knuckles, was teased but not shown. Sega promises the prologue will be fully revealed ahead of Sonic Frontiers’ release. Sega also offered a little extra gameplay from Frontiers, but pointed to our own IGN First to see much more. So, to actually see the game in action for longer than 15 seconds, check out our Sonic Frontiers combat gameplay and exploration gameplay videos.
The first footage from Sonic Prime, the 3D animated show coming to Netflix, was revealed. A very, very short clip of Shadow rolling into action was seen, but nothing more than that. No release date has been announced, but Netflix and Sega did promise it is “coming soon”.
A new trailer for Sonic Origins was released, which showcases the new remastered editions of Sonic The Hedgehog 1, 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD. While no new information was revealed, we did get an extended look at the remastered stages, a glimpse of modes such as mirror mode and the in-game Sonic museum, as well as a few clips from the newly animated cutscenes.