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Sonic Mania

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: SEGA
Developer: PagodaWest Games
Release Date: Aug. 15, 2017

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'Sonic Mania' (ALL) Gets Delayed, Teases New Area, Boss Type - Trailer

by Rainier on March 17, 2017 @ 3:44 p.m. PDT

Sonic Mania brings fans back into the 2D world of platform games with nostalgic pixel-style art and core classic gameplay by reimagining iconic Zones and Acts from Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD and Sonic The Hedgehog 3 and Knuckles.

You’re not dreaming. Since the 90’s, Sonic has advanced from the 2D world into 3D, and has crossed multiple platforms along the way. But what would have happened if Sonic had continued his 2D glory after Sonic The Hedgehog 3 and Knuckles? The world is about to find out.

Before you get too lost in nostalgia of the 1990s, the game is also adding completely new Zones with all-new Acts and bosses into the mix.

Sonic Mania is a brand new Sonic the hedgehog title that takes the classic Sonic experience and adds new elements and exciting surprises. Players will be able to choose between playing Sonic, Tails, or Knuckles to defeat bosses and enemies. Harness Sonic’s new Drop Dash, Tails’ flight, and Knuckles’ climbing abilities to overcome evil Dr. Eggman and his henchmen. Discover a myriad of never-before-seen hidden paths and secrets!


Originally scheduled for Spring 2017, SEGA has informed us that Sonic Mania has been pushed until summer 2017.

During its SXSW panel, Aaron Webber (Sonic Social Media Manager), Takashi Iizuka (head of Sonic Team), Roger Craig Smith (voice of Sonic), and Mike Pollock (voice of Dr. Eggman) unveiled a brand-new zone teaser, Hard-boiled Heavies boss art, and revealed that the classic Sonic zone, Flying Battery, will be a reimagined zone featured in the game.

This all-new experience celebrates the best of Classic Sonic and features stunning 60 FPS gameplay and pixel-perfect physics.

Sega will release a very limited North America only Collector’s Edition ($69.99) of Sonic Mania for the Nintendo Switch, with the pre-order live now here.


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