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Sonic Frontiers Release Date Set for November

Sonic Frontiers will compete with some of the biggest releases of the year.
Sonic Frontiers will compete with some of the biggest releases of the year. / Courtesy of Sega

Sonic Frontiers has a release date: Nov. 8. It's set to hit PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch and PC.

The news comes courtesy of a leaked Japanese ad for the game that may have been scheduled for release after Gamescom, but was released prematurely. The trailer has since been made private, but a screenshot including the game's logo and release date remains online thanks to Twitter user @Nibellion. Mirrors of the footage have also made their way online.

Nov. 8 places Sonic Frontiers in a fairly crowded release window. Ubisoft's long-awaited pirate adventure Skull and Bones shares the same release date. Gotham Knights, WB Games' open-world co-op action game, comes out the week before, God of War Ragnarok is scheduled to be released the next day, and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet arrive the following week.

Sonic Frontiers has attracted attention from fans for opting to take Sonic not just into 3D — a disastrous decision for the infamous Xbox 360 release Sonic the Hedgehog — but to place him in a large, Breath of the Wild-style open world.