SEGA announced the Sonic Frontiers “Sights, Sounds, and Speed” update launches on March 22 featuring a number of new challenges and playable content. This is the first of three major updates launching throughout 2023 for Sonic Frontiers.
The Sonic Frontiers “Sights, Sounds, and Speed” update adds the new Cyber Space Challenge and Battle Rush challenge modes. Cyber Space Challenge is a time-attack mode where players race against the clock to complete multiple Cyber Space stages in a row. In Battle Rush, players face off against Guardians and Titans in a timed-battle mode. These new modes become accessible after completing the main story of Sonic Frontiers.
Additionally, the new update adds a Photo Mode to Sonic Frontiers. Photo Mode may be accessed in the pause menu, allowing players to take photos of their favorite gameplay moments. Further, the update adds the new Jukebox feature. The Jukebox lets players listen to 53 song tracks with instant access to 13 songs. The other 40 songs are waiting to be discovered in Starfall Island as Sound Memories.
Here’s an overview of the new update via SEGA’s latest PlayStation Blog post:
To capture memories of your journey, open the pause menu to access Photo Mode, which will pause gameplay and bring up a freely moveable camera to position the shot however you want. This mode may be inaccessible during certain parts of the game.
Whether you’re battling enemies, rail grinding, or performing awesome Air Tricks, you can capture Sonic in action across various landscapes to create the perfect scene for your photo. You can also choose between seven visual filters to add some flare to your photos.
If you need some help, you can turn on a grid to frame the perfect image or reset the camera with the right analog stick to change the photo’s angle and mood.
New Challenge Modes
After completing the main story campaign, challenge modes are instantly playable via the title screen.
The new Cyber Space Challenge is a time-attack mode where you’ll complete seven stages from each island (Kronos, Ares, Chaos) while competing against the clock.
Also, Sonic Frontiers now offers Battle Rush, a timed-battle mode where you rapidly defeat multiple rounds of enemies, Guardians, and Titans in one go. Aim for the fastest clear time, and you may get a special surprise.
For more on how to master your gameplay strategies and explore the Starfall Islands, check out the Sonic Frontiers: Speed Strats series on the official Sonic the Hedgehog YouTube channel to become the most formidable force in the frontier.
Play your favorite Sonic tunes throughout the Starfall Islands with the new Jukebox feature, which includes music from Sonic Frontiers and past Sonic games, if you want a bit of nostalgia as you explore! Some of the tracks include:
- Sega Sound Team, Tomoya Ohtani, Merry Kirk-Holmes – I’m Here (Sonic Frontiers)
- Crush 40 – Live & Learn (Sonic Adventure 2)
- Crush 40 – Open Your Heart (Sonic Adventure)
- Sega Sound Team, Tomoya Ohtani – Reach For The Stars (Sonic Colors Ultimate), and much more.
You can listen to any of the 53 songs – 13 of which are instantly unlocked and playable as soon as the game is updated. Unlock the remaining 40 songs by collecting Sound Memories on each island, so keep an eye out for those orange music notes.
To change the music on the island, press right on the directional-pad or hold to open the song list. The Jukebox can also be disabled in the Options menu.
Please note the Jukebox feature may be inaccessible during certain parts of the game.
Lastly, Sonic Frontiers is available now for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam worldwide.