Sonic Frontiers released back in November 2022 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC worldwide. Read my PS5 review here and review covering the Switch and Steam Deck versions at launch here. We featured Sonic Frontiers soundtrack as one of the best game soundtracks of 2022. Today, Sega announced that the second major free content update for the game, the Sonic Frontiers Birthday Bash Update, will be releasing later in the day. This update adds new game plus mode, new challenges, new moves, and a lot more. Watch the trailer for the update below:
Sonic Frontiers June 2023 Birthday update contents and mores
Sonic Frontiers Sonic’s Birthday Bash Update – Join the party with the new Sonic’s Birthday Bash Update, featuring new challenges, moves, a new collectable Koco, and free birthday decorations. The free update also introduces New Game Plus, a feature that allows players to start the game over from the beginning with their skill tree and power-up levels inherited.
Sonic Frontiers June 2023 Birthday update time and release date
This update launches at 5 PM PST today.
Sonic Frontiers June 2023 new update screenshots
Sonic Frontiers March 2023 update contents and modes
- New Challenge Modes – After completing the main story campaign, players can access new challenge modes – Cyber Space Challenge and Battle Rush – via the title screen. The Cyber Space Challenge is a time-attack mode where players will compete against the clock to complete multiple Cyber Space stages in a row. Additionally, Sonic Frontiers will offer Battle Rush, a timed-battle mode where you fight multiple enemies, Guardians and Titans in one go.
- Photo Mode – To capture memories of their time on the Starfall Islands, players can open the pause menu to access Photo Mode, which will pause gameplay and bring up a camera that is freely moveable.
- Jukebox – Players can listen to their favorite Sonic songs all throughout the Starfall Islands with the new Jukebox. With 53 song tracks available, players will have instant access to 13 songs, and can unlock the remaining 40 songs by collecting Sound Memories on each island.
If you’ve not played it yet, the game has been discounted a few times so far, but I liked it enough to buy it on every platform and get the Japanese Nintendo Switch release for the Korone DLC. The soundtrack is legendary. It is available to stream here. If you’re wondering about the various editions and DLC, read this. It is going to be interesting to see what releases after the Sonic Frontiers Birthday Bash update bringing in New Game Plus mode and a lot more.
Sonic Frontiers is out worldwide for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC platforms including Steam.