Sonic LimitsThe first promised free update is coming Wednesday, giving players of the “open zone” Sonic the Hedgehog game reasons to return to Starfall Islands. The headlines of that update are new challenge modes and a new photo mode, but it’s the new Jukebox option that will tap into your Sonic nostalgia.
The Jukebox inside Sonic Limits contains 53 songs from Sonic’s 30-year history, including instant access to 13 songs. The remaining 40 can be unlocked by collecting “Sound Memories” on each island. Confirmed to be released are Crush 40’s “Open Your Heart” and “Live & Learn,” from sonic adventure And sonic adventure 2, respectively. The Jukebox goes deep and includes “Reach For The Stars” (sonic colors Ultimate), “Hill by the sea” (sonic heroes), “Deep Woods” (Sonic and the Black Knight), “Gulf Ocean” (Sonic the Hedgehog), “sand oasis” (Sonic and the Secret Rings), and “Emerald Coast — Act 2” (sonic generations), according to screenshots released by Sega.
Sonic Limits players can also take pictures of Sonic on his journey through Starfall Islands and Cyber Space thanks to the new photo mode. The option, accessed through the pause menu, contains the requisite camera controls and filters needed to spice up your Sonic snaps. Unfortunately, it seems that there is no option to hide shoes.
Finally, Sega and Sonic Team are adding two new challenge modes that can be accessed after completing the main story campaign. Cyber Space Challenge is a timed attack mode where players compete against the clock to complete multiple stages in a row, while Battle Rush is “a timed battle mode where you fight multiple enemies, Guardians, and Titans at once.”
Two more free updates are planned, one that will celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog’s birthday – which is June 23, if you’re shopping – and another that will add new story elements and playable characters.
Sonic Limits is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.