Sega Files Trademark For Sonic Frontiers, Possibly Hinting At Title For Next Sonic Game

Is the name of the upcoming Sonic game?

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It looks like we may have the next title of the latest Sonic game. In Japan, Sega trademarked the name Sonic Frontiers in both English and Japanese (courtesy of Gematsu).

Back in May this year, the company hosted a Sonic Central presentation to promote the hedgehog's 30th anniversary. Within that presentation, Sega showed a brief teaser of a new Sonic title being developed by Team Sonic, which also handled Sonic Generations and Sonic Forces.

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The short video ends with a declaration of a 2022 release window, along with its announced platforms being PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

Sega has yet to reveal the official name of the next Sonic game, and the company hasn't provided any additional updates since the initial announcement in May. However, given that the Sonic Frontiers name has been trademarked, perhaps more information will be coming soon. The Game Awards will be hosted on December 9, making it the next high-profile event for Sega to drop some new details.

It's been a while since we've seen a new mainline Sonic game, as the hedgehog has been starring in other spin-off games, such as Team Sonic Racing and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The upcoming Sonic game will also be the first original one to utilize new generation console hardware. In the meantime, you can catch Sonic in his most recent appearance in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania.

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