Sonic Frontiers cut up opinion like most Sonic video games do when it launched earlier this 12 months. Even Ed in our Sonic Frontiers evaluate was cut up between discovering it enjoyable and irritating.
Well, possibly this may assist: Sega have introduced three updates to return in 2023, all of which will likely be free, and the final of which can add new playable characters and story.
The roadmap was laid out on Twitter:
New modes, new Koco, new…playable characters!? More Sonic Frontiers content material coming your manner subsequent 12 months! pic.twitter.com/MoZ8Gtj4Ro
— Sonic the Hedgehog (@sonic_hedgehog) November 30, 2022
The first 2023 replace will carry a photograph mode, a new problem mode, and a juke field of (I assume) in-game music. The second will carry new Koco, that are one in all Frontiers’ collectibles, in addition to an Open Zone problem and, uh, “Sonic’s Birthday”. Apparently Sonic’s birthday is June twenty third – which is solely six days after mine, in case you need to additionally add my birthday to the sport, Sega.
Update 3 is essentially the most attention-grabbing of the bunch, as it should add new story missions and 4 new playable characters. Those characters are Tails, Knuckles, Amy and [opens Sonic wiki] Sage, an AI woman created by Dr. Eggman and first launched as a non-playable character in Sonic Frontiers.
Sega confirmed in a followup tweet that the updates have been “all free btw”.
I’ve not performed Frontiers, however Ed’s evaluate did notice that it was “an amazing basis for a sequel,” because it had potential “which solely wants a little bit of fine-tuning to get Sonic from easy to tremendous.” Perhaps these free updates will present that fine-tuning fairly than a sequel.