Gamescom’s demo for Sonic Frontiers proved to be a goldmine of new details for fans of the series, even if Sega didn’t intend for all of that information to be made public.
If you’re not familiar with Gamescom, well, first, check out everything announced at Gamescom Opening Night Live – it’s an annual video game convention that takes place in Cologne, Germany. In the vein of shows like PAX (or the public E3s), there’s a huge show floor where attendees can get their hands on upcoming games. This year, that includes Sonic Frontiers.
The Gamescom Sonic Frontiers demo has a 15-minute time limit, but according to fans logged in during the show’s early days, Sega forgot to turn off the game’s auto-save features on the show floor. That meant people could keep progressing well beyond the 15-minute demo, uncovering secrets that weren’t meant to be public yet.
Like, for example, the appearance of Big the Cat.
Big the cat is in Frontiers. Wooo. pic.twitter.com/VDhD8whISSAugust 25, 2022
that’s not technically a spoiler, as Big’s role in the game was revealed by a Game Informer preview (opens in a new tab) last month. However, this is the first time we see what Big looks like in the game.
If you want bigger spoilers people like it Sonic_Frontier on Twitter (opens in a new tab) have been collecting footage from the show, which reveals things like never-before-seen stages of cyberspace. If you don’t want spoilers, well, just be careful when browsing Twitter.
However, it seems unlikely that we’ll see much more, as according to people on the show, Sega’s forbidden to film on your stand (opens in a new tab). If more footage does leak, well, at least it will probably be shot from much farther away.
Sonic Frontiers has been confirmed for release on November 8.