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Theoretically, one of the neatest parts of industry shows should be devs from different companies and walks of life convening to play each other’s games and express appreciation and adulation for one another (or, in the case of that one photo of Shigeru Miyamoto and Bill Trinen watching the Kinect, amusing confusion). But often it doesn’t happen, or at least goes unnoticed and unreported — however, we do have one feel-good tale from Tokyo Game Show, where Kirby and Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai played Sonic Frontiers and seems super jazzed for it.



“I was thinking of buying it because I’d be able to play Sonic in a new way, but now I’m definitely buying it!” says Sakurai after playing Frontiers. It’s a nice seal of approval that shows genuine excitement, maybe even enough to melt the icy hearts of skeptical Sonic fans (though I’m not sure if anything short of the game being a genuine masterpiece could do that at this point). Sakurai is a known lover of video games in general, so there’s just something nice about seeing him have a good time in the wild. And hey, Frontiers is only looking more and more promising.

Sonic Frontiers releases November 8th.

Looking to secure a copy? Check out our Sonic Frontiers pre-order guide that lists off the retailers you can order from!


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.