Sonic Frontiers gets Hype-Building Animated Comic Before Final Update Drops

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Sonic fans, get ready as the final update for Sonic Frontiers is approaching! To build up hype, SEGA dropped a brand new animated comic trailer. Called “Into the Horizon,” the one minute trailer gives fans a better idea of what’s to come for Sonic and friends in Sonic Frontiers’ Final Horizon Update.

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In addition, it is beautifully illustrated by longtime Sonic comic illustrator/writer, Evan Stanley. Rewrite the ending of Sonic Frontiers and play as his friends for the first time in over a decade. The exciting Sonic Frontiers Final Horizon Update drops in two weeks on September 28 for free. 

Rewrite the ending and join Sonic the way you want in final Sonic Frontiers update.
Rewrite the ending and join Sonic the way you want in final Sonic Frontiers update.

The Sonic Frontiers Animated Comic Trailer

Sonic Frontiers Into the Horizon trailer gives fans a glimpse of the narrative for the Final Horizon Update. Fans already knew what to expect from the initial roadmap of Sonic Frontiers such as Tails, Amy, and Knuckles being playable characters alongside new story content.

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However, the Into the Horizon trailer makes the new Sonic Frontiers story much more clear. 

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The trailer opens with Sage uncovering a new pathway to win the final battle that could save everyone. She was introduced in Sonic Frontiers and happens to be Dr. Eggman’s daughter. One by one, Sonic, Tails, Amy, and Knuckles give a few lines regarding this new story scenario. The trailer teases what’s ahead for Sonic and co. in this final update for Sonic Frontiers

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Sage discovers another story scenario to save everyone in Sonic Frontiers.

The illustrations were drawn by Evan Stanley, known for her work on the Sonic Archie Comics and the Sonic IDW Publishing comics. Her work has been praised by the Sonic community as she has amassed over 60,000 followers on Twitter/X. 

Stanley teased this Sonic Frontiers trailer a few months ago in July with an image of Knuckles the Echidna. She drew inspiration from the Sonic Storybook Series duology, Sonic and the Secret Rings and Sonic and the Black Knight. Suffice to say, fans praised Stanley for her work in the Sonic Frontiers Into the Horizon trailer. 

Above is Evan Stanley’s teaser image captioned: “playing with a new style treatment.”

What To Expect: Sonic Frontiers Final Horizon Update

From the official Sonic the Hedgehog website, the Sonic Frontiers Final Horizon Update takes place before the final battle on Ouranos Island. There’s the possibility of transforming the Cyber Corruption into a new, previously untapped power source. Sonic and friends are now searching for the Chaos Emeralds to win the final battle in this new story scenario.

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From the Sonic Frontiers Final Horizon Teaser, could this be Sonic’s new untapped power?

Fans can now play as Tails, Amy, and Knuckles in Sonic Frontiers. The last time these characters were playable was in a 3D Sonic game by Sonic Team was in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), almost 17 years ago.

If you want to get technical, the trio were playable in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (9 years ago) but the game was not developed by Sonic Team and was overall poorly received (32 Metascore). 

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Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) was not praised highly either (46 Metascore) which is why Sonic Team waited nearly two decades to allow Tails, Amy, and Knuckles to be playable in a Sonic game.

Sonic Frontiers is changing that and should hopefully deliver on fan expectations. No gameplay has been shown so far, so expect to go into the Sonic Frontiers Final Horizon Update blind. 

Sonic’s friends are now playable in Sonic Frontiers’ Final Horizon Update

If you’re excited for the Sonic Frontiers Final Horizon Update, it will launch on September 28 for free. No additional cost to experience the new story and the ability to play as Tails, Amy, and Knuckles in Sonic Frontiers.

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What do you think of the Sonic Frontiers animated comic trailer? Are you excited for the Final Horizon Update? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Sonic the Hedgehog Website

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