Sonic Frontiers to set the scene with prologue cartoon and comic

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We are only a few short weeks away from the return of an icon, as Sonic Frontiers prepares for its November debut on PlayStation, PC, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch platforms — And while fans wait for The Blue Blur to return, Sega hopes to perform some important scene-setting via a narrative prologue, to be delivered in both comic-book and animation form.

As revealed on the official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter, Sega is preparing to drop a two-part digital comic, that will offer up a little backstory on the events that preceded Sonic finding himself isolated in a strange, eerie, and monolithic new world.  Sonic the Hedgehog: Convergence is written by frequent Sonic scribe Ian Flynn — with characterful artwork by Evan Stanley & Heather Breckel — and will no doubt provide suitable reading to get series’ fans hype fires burning brightly before the game’s big launch.

While no further information was offered, Sega did announce that an animated short is also in the works, which will again help lay the groundwork for the new adventure.  Sega has utilized animation frequently in its marketing of Sonic the Hedgehog titles.  And usually to very good effect, as the world of Sonic and his anthro pals always lends itself very well to the medium of animation — perhaps better than any other gaming franchise.  We’ll be sure to give you a heads-up when the Sonic Frontiers comic and animated short are available.

Sonic Frontiers launches November 8 on PlayStation, PC, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch platforms.

Chris Moyse
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