First at TSSZ: Characters and Locations for Sonic Unleashed?

First at TSSZ: Characters and Locations for Sonic Unleashed?

by April 1, 2008

File Names from Sega’s Security Slip Yield Clues

A bit overlooked in the melee of last week’s Sega FTP breach and consequential leak of a ton of Sonic Unleashed media is something that, to the untrained eye, isn’t a big deal. But for the Sonic faithful, it can give deep clues as to the direction the game is going.

The potential proof is in the file names, and a forum member on the EspioKAOS message board has released a list of all the original names those assets had:

Sonic Unleashed file names(for those interested)

Character Art
sonic00_RGB
sonic00_CMYK

Concept Art
AOKI_00
AOKI_01
AOKI_02
AOKI_03
AOKI_04
AOKI_05
AOKI_06
AOKI_07
AOKI_08
AOKI_09
AOKI_10
MassiveBlack_00
MassiveBlack_01
MassiveBlack_02
MassiveBlack_03
SEGA_00
SEGA_01
SEGA_03
SEGA_04
SEGA_05
SEGA_06
SEGA_

Daytime Gameplay
afr_20080319_640_320

PLAY Magazine Cover
PlayMagazine_CoverArt
(Was another, different size, forget name)

Screenshots
Screenshots\Africa
Screenshots\Africa\Hedgehog Engine demonstration
afr_01_complete
afr00_complete
afr00_GI_off
afr00_GI_only
afr01_GI_off
afr01_GI_only

Screenshots\Africa\Soa
20080317-143019-000007
20080317-152416-000002
20080317-153812-000001
20080317-153812-000019
20080317-170346-000038
20080317-171539-000016
20080317-171539-000037
20080317-181728-000019
20080317-181728-000022
20080317-181728-000032
20080317-181728-000041

Screenshots\Africa\Soe
20080317-152416-000003
20080317-152416-000004
20080317-170346-000020
20080317-170346-000021
20080317-171339-000050
20080317-171539-000036
20080317-181728-000020
20080317-181728-000034
20080317-181728-000037
20080317-181728-000039

Screenshots\Global Preso images
DGA004.edit.cur.0029
DGA013.edit.cur.0026
DGA031.edit.cur.0092
OPA003c.edit.cur.0077
OPA013.edit.cur.0031
OPA014.edit.cur.0060
OPA021.edit.cur.0031
OPA042.edit.cur.0024
OPA043.edit.cur.0012
OPA043.edit.cur.0058
OPB053.edit.cur.0060
OPB069.edit.cur.0060

Screenshots\Mykono’s Screens
Screenshots\Mykono’s Screens\Hedgehog Engine demonstration
myk00_complete
myk00_GI_off
myk00_GI_only

Screenshots\Mykono’s Screens\Soa
20080317-185530-000012
20080317-185905-000026
20080317-195743-000009
20080317-235014-000008
20080318-103524-000004
20080318-113536-000009
20080318-113536-000022
20080318-121815-000004
20080318-145835-000000
20080318-145835-000008
20080318-164805-000000
20080318-165334-000003
20080318-165334-000011
20080318-myk_ohtsuka (1)
20080318-myk_ohtsuka (16)
20080318-myk_ohtsuka (25)
20080318-myk_ohtsuka (38)
20080318-myk_ohtsuka (5)
20080318-myk_ohtsuka (6)
20080318-myk_ohtsuka

Screenshots\Nighttime Level images (DO NOT USE)
00014
00057
evil_afr_djembe_area01_09
evil_afr_djembe_area02_01
evil_afr_djembe_area02_04
evil_afr_djembe_area02_06
evil_afr_djembe_area02_07
evil_afr_djembe_area03_01
evil_afr_djembe_area04_03
evil_afr_djembe_area05_02
evil_afr_djembe_area05_04
evil_afr_djembe_area05_06
evil_afr_djembe_area06_02
evil_afr_djembe_area06_04
evil_afr_djembe_area06_07
evil_afr_djembe_area07_02
evil_afr_djembe_area08_02
evil_afr_djembe_area09_01
evil_afr_djembe_area09_02
evil_afr_djembe_area09_04

Many items contained in this list are legitimate, such as the PLAY magazine covers, and new RGB and CMYK art for Sonic. A few more are givens, such as the files under “Africa” (remember the treetop levels in the video?) or daytime / nighttime play–though whether day and night can co-exist depending on time within a level is yet to be seen. Other items are a bit…mysterious. Concept art for “AOKI?” “MassiveBlack?” What about the “Hedgehog Engine Demonstration?” It looked fairly obvious from the leaked video that something new was cooking, but an entirely new engine that doesn’t leave the taste of the 2006 Sonic the Hedgehog or even Sonic Heroes may be something to write home about.

We’ll keep tabs as details come in.