Update #2 [Fri 6th Jan, 2023 01:25 GMT]: This same demo is now available on the Switch eShop in America and Europe. Sonic Frontiers is also currently on sale in select locations.
Update [Sun 18th Dec, 2022 04:30 GMT]: Sonic Frontiers game director Morio Kishimoto has announced on social media this same demo will be released globally.
"Belatedly, we have prepared a trial version for the Switch version only! It will be distributed sequentially to each country from now on. If you are wondering whether to buy it, please try playing it once. You should notice that it is different from past Sonic games and other open world games. It's not too late to judge after experiencing it"
Original article [Thu 15th Dec, 2022 03:25 GMT]: One of the most ambitious releases of the year was the new "open-zone" adventure, Sonic Frontiers. If you're still not sure whether or not you would be interested in the Switch version of the game, Sega has now released a free demo on Japan's eShop.
The demo is roughly 2.9GB in size and will allow players to try out the first 15 minutes of the title. It's got full English language support as well. To access this demo, you'll need to have created a Japanese Nintendo account, and from there you can boot up the digital store and download it.
This demo follows Sega announcing earlier this week that Sonic Frontiers has now sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide. In the near future, it's adding a free 'Holiday Cheer Suit' DLC item. And in 2023, it's got a whole roadmap planned - with content like a jukebox, photo mode, new story content and more.