Sega and Sonic Team are releasing a free global demo of Sonic Frontiers on the Nintendo Switch’s eShop, after having previously only been available in Japan.
Sonic Frontiers is having a free worldwide demo for fans to try out after it was previously only available in Japan. The latest adventure featuring the green hedgehog launches in the final quarter of 2022, taking the series to the next level with Sonic Frontier’s gameplay shifting to a semi-open world structure. By the time the game had been out for at least two months, it had sold over 2.5 million copies, making it one of the franchise’s best-selling games. To celebrate the holidays, Sega released a free demo of the game on Nintendo Switch for fans to try out.
Sega released this Sonic Frontiers demo as a “Christmas Gift” near the end of 2022, a prototype of the entire game for those wondering about committing to a purchase. This demo was previously shown at industry events like Gamescom and Tokyo Game Show, where it allowed players to explore open areas for 15 minutes. This demo was previously exclusive to Japan, but now it has been released worldwide for everyone to download.
While the Japanese demo already offers English subtitles and a dub, fans won’t need to use a Japanese account to try out a small portion of the game. This demo also helps players compare the Switch version of Sonic Frontiers with other console versions while running around the open area. It should be noted that any progress made in the demo will not carry over to the full game.
This isn’t the first time a demo has been announced after the game’s initial launch on the eShop, as Nintendo distributed a free Metroid Dread demo for Halloween in 2021. This demo is only available on the Nintendo eShop for the Switch, it is unknown if it will be available on platforms like PlayStation or Xbox. It is known that the Switch version of Sonic Frontiers has sold best compared to other platforms, especially in Japan, which may explain its exclusivity, but this is just speculation at this point. .
Along with this demo, Sonic Frontiers has a list discount on the Nintendo eShop that offers 30% off the game until January 15. This discount is also available on a number of other platforms and stores, including Steam, PlayStation Store,… as part of the “New Year” sale. There’s a lot to look forward to in 2023 for Sonic the Hedgehog as Sonic Frontiers receives numerous free updates throughout the year, with the final update promising new playable characters and stories for the game. game.
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