Well… This isn’t good.
Earlier today, a number of users on Reddit noticed that some Gamestop and Best Buy stores in the US had the Sonic Mania Collector’s Edition in stock. Whilst some stores were refusing to sell the game, others have in fact sold the game to customers.
Currently, we know of an Xbox One edition of the game in the wild and a number of Nintendo Switch copies doing the rounds.
Now with the Xbox One, whilst you can redeem the code, the game is on a timer lock and cannot be played until it’s release day.
Switch, however, is another story.
Nintendo appears to have no time locks on their downloads, meaning people are playing and leaking Sonic Mania right now. Several videos have already been posted to Twitter and Facebook with someone promising a full play-through stream.
If you wanted to remain spoiler free, good luck: we’re both going to need it!