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Sonic Frontiers update 1.41

Sonic Frontiers just issued its latest update and version 1.41 is now available.

The difficulty of The Final Horizon has been adjusted and several bugs have been fixed. There’s been balancing for Easy Mode as well as controls and special move stats for Amy, Knuckles, and Tails. 

Here’s the full rundown:

Sonic Frontiers received a few free updates, ending with The Final Horizon in September. It’s thanks to the fans that the game received as much post-launch content as it did.

In an interview with Famitsu, director Morio Kishimoto and producer Sachiko Kawamura spoke about how plans were expanded following strong sales and positive player feedback. You can read our translation about that below.

Sonic Frontiers Final Horizon

Original (8/22): SEGA will release The Final Horizon update for Sonic Frontiers in September, the company just announced. It will be available for all players on September 28, 2023.

A brand new story will  be included in the DLC. Also, aside from Sonic, you’ll be able to play as Tails, Knuckles, and Amy.

Sonic the Hedgehog remakes reboots

SEGA president and COO Yukio Sugino has commented on the success of Sonic Frontiers as well as interest in approaches like remakes and reboots.

Sugino’s comments came as part of an interview published in a recent issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu. He was first asked about what was memorable last year, to which he pointed to the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie as well as Sonic Frontiers. The Switch title, which is also available on other platforms, “managed to sell more copies than we anticipated.”

Sugino said:

Sonic Frontiers 1.30 update patch notes

We reported on the Sonic Frontiers “Birthday Bash” update earlier today which added new content and features, but now that the patch notes for version 1.30 are in, we can see that there was actually more than what SEGA announced during the Sonic Central presentation.

There are actually a bunch of additions here that you may have been unaware of. SEGA has since highlighted an ability to change the rate of deceleration when jumping, an option to set whether the camera will use dramatic angles when skills are used, 24 songs to the Juke Box and Song Memories on each island, and more.

The full patch notes for the Sonic Frontiers version 1.30 update are as follows:

Sonic Frontiers Birthday Bash update

During the 2023 Sonic Central presentation, SEGA shared the latest on Sonic Frontiers, and revealed that a “Birthday Bash” update is dropping today for free.

New features and content are included. Alongside New Game+, it’ll offer new challenges, new moves, and new collectable Koco. Again, everything here is free.

Sonic Superstars Arzest

According to Sonic series producer Takashi Iizuka, Arzest is leading development on Sonic Superstars.

Iizuka shared the news in an interview with Eurogamer. He said SEGA “needed someone who understands the classic Sonic series and understands that gameplay format, in order to really execute well on the final product.” That’s where Naoto Ohshima comes in, as he’s the original creator of Sonic the Hedgehog and was with the series at the very beginning.

Iizuka said:

Sonic Frontiers story DLC Ian Flynn

Ian Flynn is back on board with Sonic Frontiers for the game’s story DLC. That news comes directly from Flynn, who shared the news on Twitter.

Director Morio Kishimoto handled the events and key details. After that, it was Flynn’s responsibility “to flesh it out.” He added that “the team is extremely hard-working and ambitious,” and “the DLC will be truly important.”

Sonic Frontiers Sights, Sounds, and Speed update

Original (3/20): SEGA has revealed that the first major Sonic Frontiers content update, which is dubbed “Sights, Sounds, and Speed”, is launching this week. Players can get their hands on it on March 22, 2023 (March 23 in Europe).

The update will include new challenge modes, a Photo Mode, and the jukebox. Here’s a few more details:

Sonic Frontiers sales

Sonic Frontiers sales have surpassed 2.5 million copies worldwide, SEGA just announced.

As is often the case when we hear about these types of milestones, a breakdown of sales by platform was not provided. That being said, Sonic has always proved to be popular on Nintendo platforms, and this title was no different. Around launch, it was high up on the Switch eShop charts.

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