Sega has provided a new look at the battle systems of Sonic Frontiers, the new open world game, gives the fastest hedgehog alive a few new tricks to use while exploring the mysterious Starfall islands. Sonic still has a lot of speed which will come in handy when he’s running over unfamiliar terrain, but with so many robotic enemies around him, he’ll be able to do more than just run and bounce around them. .
Like other role-playing games, Sonic will have a skill tree with some buttons that you can invest exp into, and Sega says the skills you can unlock can be used strategically in encounters.
If you want to get close and personal, combos can kill enemies and can be combined with the ability Phantom Rush to unleash multiple near-instant attacks. Wild Rush takes advantage of Sonic’s speed and transforms him into a battlefield orb that can hit enemies while dodging fire from the front.
To keep you in the fight longer, Cyloop asks Sonic to run around the ground to dig power loops and get back into battle. Cyloop can also be used to run around your opponent, disabling their shield and setting them up for a knockout.
The highlight here is that as Sonic gets stronger, so do his enemies. They’ll level up with you, and the giant Guardians have unique combat mechanics you’ll need to learn and overcome in order to take them down. For more information on Sonic Frontiers ahead of November 8, you can check out Sonic’s gameplay speed through the island landscape and watch a End game theme music video “Vandalize” by rock band One OK Rock.
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