The First Round of Free Content Update Includes New Features and Modes such as a New Photo Mode and Battle Rush Mode
March 23, 2023 – SEGA released the first major free update for the hit Sonic the Hedgehog title Sonic Frontiers (PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch™, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Steam). A new trailer for this free content”Sights, Sounds, and Speed Content Update” update has also been released on the Official YouTube Channel.
Introducing the Free Content Update with a Brand-New Trailer – “Sonic Frontiers – The first free content update is out now!”
“Sonic Frontiers – The first free content update, is out now!”, a trailer for the free content update, has been uploaded to the SEGA Asia YouTube Channel. Make sure to check out the full extent of the update by watching the update trailer below!
Free Content Update – Round 1 Overview:
• Juke Box
Allows players to freely change the background music playing in the overworld. The track lineup can be increased by collecting Sound Memories hidden across the islands, for a total of 53 tracks.
• Photo Mode
Photo Mode can be accessed from the Pause Menu. Activating it will hide all of the in-game UI and allow players to freely control the camera’s position and apply filters.
• Cyber Space Challenge
This is a separate game mode that can be chosen at the title screen. Here, players can play Cyber Space Stages one after another. Enjoy traditional speed-running gameplay and aim for a top score! Some challenges have players go through all of an island’s Cyber Space Stages at once, and one challenge has players go through all of the Stages in the game! Each challenge has conditions for unlocking it.
• Battle Rush
This is a separate game mode that can be chosen at the title screen. Players can fight in timed battles against each island’s Cyber Soldiers, Cyber Guardians, and Titans.
Sonic’s overall strength (skills and stats) in each save file will be reflected in the battles, and progression in the game is necessary to further unlock content in Battle Rush.
*Cyber Space Challenge and Battle Rush can be unlocked by beating the main story.
• “Extreme” Difficulty Level
The “Extreme” difficulty level can be unlocked in the main story by fulfilling certain conditions. At this level, all elements of the game are set to the highest difficulty, allowing players to enjoy a challenging adventure fraught with peril. See if you can figure out how to unlock it!
• Cyber Space “Power Boosts”
You can use Power Boosts in Cyber Space by fulfilling certain conditions. This feature can be toggled on/off in the settings.
The mysterious Koco inhabiting the Starfall Islands can have their appearances swapped to a springtime theme. This can be done by going to “Extras” from the title menu.
• Various Additional Features and Improvements
After receiving feedback from Sonic Frontiers players, we have made the following adjustments:
・ The Starfall Slot Machine can now be toggled on/off
・ The animation for Power Boosts can now be toggled on/off
・ A restart command has been added to Cyber Space
・ In Cyber Space results, there is now a mark that indicates whether “homing dashes” were used
・ Added the ability to increase stats in bulk when visiting Elder Koco/Hermit Koco
・ Added the ability to use analog sticks for repeated button presses during QTEs (quick time events)
・ Fixes for some known bugs/issues have also been implemented
Sonic Frontiers Update Giveaway Campaign Now Underway
A giveaway campaign is now underway to celebrate the massive, free content update for Sonic Frontiers! We’re giving away a Nintendo Switch OLED Model and Sonic T-shirts. Enter here for a chance to win!
Entry Period: 3/23/2023 (Thu) – 4/5/2023 (Wed) at 23:59
Prize: Nintendo Switch OLED Model – 1 winner
Sonic the Hedgehog T-shirt – 2 winners
Special Sale on Steam Featuring Sonic Frontiers!
During the SEGA Spring Sale, select Steam titles will be available at bargain prices on the Steam Store until March 24, 2023 (Fri), including the Standard Edition and Digital Deluxe Edition of Sonic Frontiers is also discounted at -33%.
Sonic Frontiers Exclusive Demo Trial Version for PlayStation Plus Premium Members
A demo trial version of Sonic Frontiers is now available for PlayStation Plus Premium members. Users can try out the PlayStation®5/PlayStation®4 version of the game for up to one hour!
Unlike the standard demo version, the save data from the PlayStation Plus Premium members demo can be transferred over to the full game so you can pick up where you left off when you purchase the full game!
*If Sonic Frontiers Digital Deluxe Edition is purchased after playing the demo (Standard Edition), the save data
cannot be transferred. Please install the Explorer’s Treasure Box and then start a new game.
About Sonic Frontiers
Zoom through a vast archipelago with Sonic’s supersonic speed in Sonic Frontiers, a boundless action-adventure game!
The story takes the stage in the Starfall Islands, an unknown area where an ancient civilization sleeps. Sonic’s new adventure begins in a land full of mysterious ruins and eerie enemies.
This title features the next generation of stage-clearing action by combining all of the levels into a seamless “OpenZone” world. There are Challenges scattered all over the place, so you can enjoy high-velocity gameplay without being bound to the confines of a “Course”.
The map is packed with tons of other things to do, such as Battles, Puzzles, and Cyber Space levels, and how you proceed is entirely up to you!
Sonic Frontiers was released on November 8, 2022, and is available on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch™, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Steam.
The Digital Deluxe Edition of Sonic Frontiers contains the following:
- Sonic Frontiers base game
- Explorer’s Treasure Box DLC which includes:
- 40 Amy’s Memory Tokens
- 1 Portal Gear
- 10 Chaos Emerald Vault Keys
- 1 Sonic outfit set of Adventurer’s Gloves and Shoes
- Digital Art Book and Digital Mini Soundtrack
Visit the official website for more information.