Sonic Frontiers' latest story trailer gave us a release date for Sonic's open-zone adventure, and it looked pretty darn good, too! The game is currently at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, and fans can go hands-on with the game at the convention.
Our sister site Push Square has shared the footage from Twitter, and demos on the show floor allowed players to explore what looks like the first zone of the game, as well as experience Cyber Space, short levels that are made up of Sonic's memories. And, as you'd expect, many of these are based on older levels.
Sonic Stadium's footage gives us a little look at one such level, which has some visual inspiration from Sonic the Hedgehog's Green Hill Zone — would it really be a Sonic game without it?
While some are lamenting the return of Green Hill again, others have noticed that the level layout is a bit similar to Windmill Isle Act 1 from Sonic Unleashed. Again, because these levels are designed around Sonic's memories, it could be that designs, worlds, and layouts have all combined in Sonic's mind to create an amalgamated world that references multiple Sonic games at once.
However, this is only the tutorial level, and we have no context other than what Sega showed off during the Nintendo Direct Mini back in June. We'd love to see what other classic Sonic stages will be inspiring the Cyber Space world. Can we get a Mystic Cave-inspired level, Sega?
Impressions of the show floor demo have been pretty positive overall, and we can't wait to get our hands on the game when it launches on 8th November.
Let us know what you think of the Cyber Space footage of Sonic Frontiers in the comments!
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