When Sonic Frontiers launched in early November, it received one of the better receptions from fans and critics of any 3D Sonic the Hedgehog title. In my article, I commended many elements of Sonic Team’s first “open-area” effort, but the takeaway was this: “I can’t wait to see how Sonic Team repeats this formula in entries. Future.” While those future entries could be years away, the developer today gave us a glimpse of how they plan to expand Sonic Frontiers throughout 2023 via a content roadmap.
Sonic Frontiers 2023 content reveals a series of future content updates to the game. Three updates will roll out to Sonic Frontiers players throughout 2023 at no additional cost. While no timeline has been given, it’s safe to assume Update 2 will be out sometime in June 2023, as June is the anniversary of the franchise and one of the most popular installments in the series. The importance of that update is listed simply as “Sonic’s Birthday”, although there is no indication as to what that means.
Before it all starts, though, players can look forward to a free Holiday Cheer Suit DLC (pictured above) for Sonic to sport while running through the Starfall Islands. That free DLC will arrive on December 21st.
You can check out the full 2023 roadmap below.
- Photo mode
- New challenge mode
- Sonic’s birthday
- Open area challenge
- New Koco
- Playable characters
- New story
Update 3 is likely to be the most important as it promises not only new story elements but also additional playable characters. While unconfirmed, the visuals certainly suggest that the playable characters will be Tails, Knuckles, and Amy, although those character images could certainly tie more closely to the story aspect. story of that update. However, I’m also happy to see the new Challenge Mode in Update 1, Open Area Challenges and the new Koco of Update 2.
Sonic Frontiers arrived on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC on November 8th, you can read our review. hereor watch the game in action on both Xbox Series X and Switch over an episode of New Game Today.