Sonic Frontiers, the first real new Sonic game in years, is about to hit all consoles. The story of your average Sonic title is rarely that deep, and with the open-world gameplay this new title promises, the narrative will likely be lighter than ever…but it never hurts to get ahead. Two prologue stories to the game have been released by Sega that are free to enjoy.
Sonic Frontiers Prologue: Divergence is a six-minute short written by Ian Flynn and directed by Tyson Hesse, two Sonic fans who became real-life gatekeepers of Sonic stories, much like Knuckles guards the Master Emerald. They’ve dome a great job of it too, as this short alone proves.
By the way, Sega is currently searching for a “Lore Associate Manager” who would be in charge of the series’ storylines and what is canon. Why do they need to look for this person? I mean….come on. It should be obvious. They’re right there!
For as long as he can remember, Knuckles has preferred to operate on his own. As the guardian of the Master Emerald, he knows every corner of his island and every secret it holds… or so he thought. A sudden discovery is about to turn his world upside down.
Then when you’re done with that, read some comics. Sonic Frontiers Prologue: Convergence is a free online comic from IDW, producers of the official Sonic comic book. The story “shows Sonic, Tails, and Amy’s journey to the mysterious Starfall Islands, who then find themselves in the middle of a brawl with Dr. Eggman’s badniks along the way. Sonic and his friends ask themselves: What is Eggman doing here and why is he acting strangely?” The comic can be read through the IDW Publishing app, IDWPublishing.com, ComiXology, Google Play and Apple Books.