“It looks like he was dropped from the final release”
Those in the Sonic research community may have a new mystery to solve. Sonic Retro forumer Mykonos found a noteworthy blurb on the home page of Kyle Hebert this morning. Hebert, for those unaware, is the currently retained voice artist for Big the Cat for the Sonic series.
Hebert’s name was in the credit roll for Sonic Generations but the voice–and, for the most part, the lumbering furball himself–was absent. Hebert says he was called in to do voice lines, but it would appear they never made it in the final product:
Fans have caught my name in the credits for “SONIC: GENERATIONS”. I did voice Big the Cat, however, it looks like he was dropped from the final release. Bummage!
While there remains an outside chance the cat could have a Big-ger presence via DLC (pardon the pun,) one has to wonder if extensive data mining of the game could turn up those lost lines.