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As revealed during today’s Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, the trailer shows the game running on the Nintendo Switch, and also revealed new linear levels which will see Sonic race through various environments disconnected from the open world.
The new linear levels, which will be accessed in-game totems which will send Sonic to Cyber Space. These challenges will reward Sonic with keys that will be used to unlock further Cyber Space levels.
In a Sonic Stadium interview published in June 2021, the franchise’s creative officer said he hoped the upcoming game would provide the building blocks for future Sonic titles for many years to come.
“Sonic Adventure laid the foundation for 20 years of Sonic titles after its release, so in the same way I really hope that this new title releasing in 2022 lays the foundation for the following future Sonic titles – that is the idea behind the challenge for the team”, Iizuka said.