WARNING: Sonic Mania’s Street Date Has Been Broken

WARNING: Sonic Mania’s Street Date Has Been Broken

by August 10, 2017 9 comments

If you have been trying to avoid spoilers for Sonic Mania, here is your warning to hide.

We can now confirm that 2 people have been able to get access to the Collector’s Edition of Sonic Mania. We will not provide links on where the leaks came from, who leaked them and what has been leaked, but we will say the following.

The first leak came from a user who got the game after Amazon shipped it early. Their version is the Xbox One. However, even if you break the street date of a digital game, the only way you can get this game), Sony and Microsoft have policies that make it impossible to play the game before release. You will be able to download the game, but actually playing it is not possible due to it being locked.

However…the leaks are not coming from this version, but the Nintendo Switch version. The Nintendo Switch, despite being a new console, ended up being the one flaw. This is because the Nintendo Switch doesn’t have these pre-release locking policies. As a result, if you managed to get the Switch version of Mania early, the game is unlocked and playable. The leaker has already provided proof in pictures and video.

That said, now you know. We’ll be keeping things as spoiler-free as possible on TSSZ, so do not worry about any spoilers, if you’re against those. If you’re looking for spoilers, however, you’ll have to look elsewhere.

9 Comments so far

  1. SirNellington
    #1 SirNellington 10 August, 2017, 16:27

    This is pretty sad. Welp….peace out internet. I’ll be back on Tuesday.

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  2. SSF1991
    #2 SSF1991 Author 10 August, 2017, 21:49

    Hey guys, out of respect for the dev team, please do not share any leaked material in the comments. I’d rather the leaked material not be spread around even more than it aleady has.

    I’d also greatly appreciate it if people can keep spoilers to as much of a minimum as possible.

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  3. the ys guy
    #3 the ys guy 11 August, 2017, 00:30

    I would rather be spoiled.

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    • xymania
      xymania 11 August, 2017, 08:32

      if you want spoilers go to neogaf.com and search “Sonic Mania Leak Discussion Thread”

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  4. Novarek
    #4 Novarek 11 August, 2017, 03:24

    Emergency early release has to be expected now, Sega is kind of forced to do it with absolutely all the level leaked now, probably the reason of that upcoming (emergency?) stream of Aaron.

    The only question left now is to know if the super form of Tails and Knux are yes or not in the game and this question will never hold 4 days.

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  5. Miles HK
    #5 Miles HK 11 August, 2017, 07:01

    “Genesis does what Nintendon’t!”

    Thanks a lot, Switch!

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  6. Hedgy
    #6 Hedgy 11 August, 2017, 09:06

    Anyone know if this is the EU or US version? Or both? Would like to know which collector editions are being shipped =)

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  7. Tezmehbot
    #7 Tezmehbot 11 August, 2017, 13:14

    Of course it’s the damn Switch. Nintendo better create that policy and patch other exploits too, considering hackers have already have kernel access now.

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  8. Hifihedgehog
    #8 Hifihedgehog 11 August, 2017, 17:32

    *Insert obligatory rickroll post here*

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