Sonic Team director Morio Kishimoto confirms the beloved Spin Dash move will be added to Sonic Frontiers in the second major free update. The Spin Dash move originally made its debut in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and Sonic will soon have the ability in his arsenal once more. The producer also mentions a potential return of Chao Garden in the next major Sonic title.
Spin Dash Files Discovered
Twitter user @ColdSeych discovered game files for a Spin Dash mechanic in the first update for Sonic Frontiers, and director Kishimoto replied to the user with a surprising confirmation. According to Kishimoto, the Spin Dash ability was going to be reintroduced in the “Sights, Sounds, and Speed” update for Sonic Frontiers, which launched on March 22. However, the development team determined that more work needed to be done to meet everyone’s expectations. The ability will be added in the second major update, which does not have a release date at this time.
— Morio Kishimoto (@moq_46) April 9, 2023
The development team is working to introduce a Sonic birthday celebration, Open Zone Challenge, and new Koco with the second major update for Sonic Frontiers. The director can’t share any more details at the moment, but SEGA will reveal more information at a later date. Further, Kishimoto also confirmed on Twitter that the fan-favorite Chao Garden feature from Sonic Adventure 2 is being considered for the next Sonic game (Thanks, @SAAC_News).
Three Million Copies Sold
Shortly after the launch “Sights, Sounds, and Speed” update, SEGA announced Sonic Frontiers surpassed three million copies sold worldwide. The latest sales figures for Sonic Frontiers include physical shipments and digital copies sold since November 8, 2022. Two more updates are on the way for Sonic Frontiers featuring new playable characters, various challenges, and a new story scenario.
Lastly, Sonic Frontiers is available now for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam worldwide.