Sonic Frontiers is an evolutionary step for the popular series that marks “A New Venture.” With an open zone space to explore, there is also the implementation of a skill tree in Sonic Frontiers. Here are all the abilities and skills we know that Sonic can utilize in the game.
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Basic Moves In Sonic Frontiers
The Blue Blur in Sonic Frontiers has the traditional skills he has in his arsenal in almost any modern game in the series. He can use his iconic homing attack, the popular drop dash ability from Sonic Mania, and a stomp that has the hedgehog hurtling down to the ground at a very vertical angle from the air.
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Sonic’s New Abilities In Sonic Frontiers
Our favourite blue hedgehog will gain a bunch of new abilities in Sonic Frontiers. The first we’ll mention is Phantom Rush. At a quickening speed, Sonic can pummel his enemies with a bunch of kicks. It looks similar to Goku in Dragon Ball Z, where he kicks his opponents in and out of instant transmission. Sega’s trailer on Sonic’s moves in Frontiers explains that his combo meter will “fill up if you attack enemies consecutively.” Sonic’s damage will also be boosted once the meter is filled and activated.
Another skill that Sonic the Hedgehog possesses is Sonic Boom (not the 3DS spinoff of the show). From his sneakers, he kicks so fast that blasts of energy are sent towards his enemy.
Additionally, you can use Wild Rush, which has Sonic moving across the air in a zig-zag pattern, similar to a move he uses in Sonic Colors. “It’s a fast and stylish way to hit your enemies hard while avoiding incoming fire,” the trailer said.
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The Cyloop Will Destroy Shields And Parries Look Incredible
Some pesky enemies have a shield or a barrier that defends them from Sonic’s repertoire of attacks. Thankfully, we have the Cyloop, an ability that has you tracing a line around an enemy and then blowing up their shield when completed. It’s similar to a game like Okami, which had you use a paintbrush to attack enemies. If you use the Cyloop on the ground, there is a possibility that rings can pop up from beneath the ground as well. It’s a good tool to use if you’re low on rings during a battle.
Another defensive ability is a parry. Similar to a fighting game like Street Fighter, you can press the block button at just the right time to counter. It seems like the screen goes monochromatic when this occurs and you have some seconds to get a counter-attack in.
There will likely be more abilities to include once the game fully releases on November 8. We’ll update this post when we have more details.
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