Update: SEGA has released more information about this Sonic Frontiers DLC pack.
The Jukebox feature allows you to play various Sonic music from across the series while you're exploring the islands. There are 53 songs in total, with 13 being unlocked immediately. To get the rest, you'll need to collect Sound Memories, which are orange musical notes scattered across the game.
Photo Mode is what you'd expect — accessed from the pause menu, this freezes the game and gives you control of the camera. You can also choose from several filters to adjust the mood of your snapshots.
The new challenges are the biggest addition. Accessible from the main menu after beating the game, you can play two new modes. Cyber Space Challenge sees you running through seven Cyber Space levels in a row against the clock, the aim being to beat all of them as fast as possible. The other new mode is Battle Rush, in which you must defeat rounds of enemies (including the big ones) as fast as you can.
For more info, check out this post on the PS Blog.
Original Story: Sonic fans are in luck this week, as the first DLC is coming to the hedgehog's latest game, Sonic Frontiers, in just a few days.
Towards the end of last year, SEGA announced a whole range of extra bits and pieces that will be coming to the open zone platformer in 2023. The best bit is that it's all free of charge, so owners can just look forward to the game gradually gaining more stuff.
The first of these is the Sights, Sounds, and Speed update. In an email to owners of the game, SEGA reveals the content update will be coming to the game on 22nd March, just a few days from now. The email doesn't go into any other details, but looking at the content roadmap, it seems it'll include a jukebox, photo mode, and new challenges to complete.
Are you excited for Sonic Frontiers' first DLC? Drop dash into the comments section below.
[source videogameschronicle.com, via blog.playstation.com]
Update 3 is when it’ll be able to attempt to hold a candle to the classic 3D sonic games
i’ll just wait for update 3 and see how they pull it off
I don’t usually like Sonic games but this was brilliant.
The only thing missing was a snowy world but hopefully they’ll make Frontiers 2 and include this.
@ItsBritneyB_tch yeah, the fact that 3 of 5 maps were grassland was a bit lame
Heck yeah I'll be checking this out for sure! I've been itching for another Frontiers fix so this will do nicely!
I traded it in after finishing it. May get it back down the line if some of the free DLC is decent
I''ll wait until it's fully complete. Very much looking forward to play with Tails
The hate between this game and Callisto Protocol was so bizarre to me. Gamers need to stop calling everything garbage simply because most reviewers give a game 7/10.
@KaijuKaiser This game was well received though? User score on Meta and Steam is actually good unlike Callisto.
I enjoyed it despite not being a Sonic fan at all. My only real complaint was the atrocious amount of pop-in.
@Relygon Critics did including people like Skillup who a lot of people respect here for some reason.
Are we expecting more Trophies here? I might check it out if so.
@KaijuKaiser True, luckily that doesn’t always translate into an awful user score.
I will never touch this game again; and that's something I usually don't say. I usually tend to give games a second chance and very rarely do I actually enjoy them then.. But with Frontiers? Absolutely not. It somehow manages to be even WORSE than Forces. Not sure how SEGA managed it, but Modern Sonic's games are dead to me.
The comics and movies are really good though, and the older titles are still very much worth replaying (Aside from Forces and Lost World).
I loved this game, so it's great to have another excuse to go back! Really looking forward to the jukebox, and story DLC later!
I really enjoyed the game and am definitely excited about the third lot of DLC. I am not sure where to set my expectations for this one still. The jukebox and photo modes are definitely nice additions but won't attract me to play the game much more. The challenge modes sounds interesting for sure but still not sure what they actually are. Still, it should be fun to find out at the weekend.
I want to see more Sonic games like this but better. In fact after playing this game through to the end I actually found most of the classic 2D and 3D games that came before this rather boring in comparison and this is coming from a guy who has played all Sonic games and has been playing Sonic since day one.
I do own this on PS4, but I just could not get into the game. Put it down on the first island as felt quite aimless, and not gone back yet. Got to a section I was fighting a large creature and it all seemed so imprecise control-wise. Maybe if I get a PS5 will try again with the improved 60fps performance.
@RogerRoger I’m expected some impressive looking screenshots from you now that Photo Mode has dropped!
Without a Chao Garden it's a 7
@KaijuKaiser you're right both games are good, not the best, but still good games
I'll be doing my best, buddy!
Oh, songs must be collected on the maps! A nice excuse to revisit the islands.
@Hopeful_Cynic @RainbowGazelle @nomither6 As soon as the story DLC drops, I will happily buy this game and play thru the story campaign & DLC.
I enjoyed Sonic X anime and Sonic Boom cartoon, plus the recent movies and what I've read of the comics and the little I've played of the older games.
@KidBoruto cool , i love sonic x too .
@nomither6 If they ever do a sequel series, revival/reboot, or spinoff for Sonic X I will happily watch it!
@KidBoruto and a game based on sonic x too
@nomither6 Sure I'd play that too
Btw did you hear about the Steam exclusive Sonic game?
@KidBoruto yep , i’ll get around to it . it looks good !
@nomither6 I might play it tonight if I can remember to, game is only 2 hours long apparently.
@KidBoruto i’m cool with that , actually glad it’s short because there’s too many games in my backlog as is
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