Sonic Frontiers: You ‘Can’t Even Scratch’ Some Bosses Until You Unlock Super Sonic

Some Sonic Frontiers bosses will seemingly be impossible to defeat before the player unlocks the ability to turn into Super Sonic.

Super Sonic – a more powerful, yellow form of Sonic first introduced in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – was announced for Sonic Frontiers this week. It seems the form will be a key part of beating the game. Speaking to IGN Japan, Sonic Frontiers director Morio Kishimoto said players will encounter a handful of bosses in the open-zone game that “blue Sonic can’t even scratch” before the power-up is unlocked.

“Normally in Sonic games you’ll encounter a boss and you’ll fight them as regular, blue Sonic. In Sonic Frontiers, there will be bosses that blue Sonic can’t even scratch,” Kishimoto said. “But if he collects and uses all seven Chaos Emeralds, he can become Super Sonic and then battle those bosses. Becoming Super Sonic will be the only way to fight them.”

This mechanic was shown off in the game’s new trailer that debuted at Tokyo Game Show (above), where Sonic in his regular form tries and fails to take on a gigantic enemy. He then turns into Super Sonic and returns, and Sega tells us that this mode features a completely different moveset for players to use.

Kishimito also suggested that a lot of these bosses will be of a much higher difficulty level to what players are used to. “Up until now, in Sonic games, Super Sonic would only appear against the last boss. Imagine if the first boss in Sonic Frontiers is as strong as those bosses,” the director said.

Combat has been a big focus for Sega while making Sonic Frontiers with players needing to combine Sonic’s speed and skills in order to overcome each enemy. The game will feature an extensive story as well, of course, featuring other major characters including Amy and Dr. Eggman.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.

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