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Sonic Mania - PS4/Xbox One/Switch - OUT NOW! | PC - 29th August.

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:33 am
by BORbles
Watch the debut trailer for Sonic Mania, Sonic the Hedgehog's next game



Sonic Mania is the next game in the 25-year-old franchise. The game is slated for Spring 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. The news comes from a livestream of Sonic's birthday party, held as part of San Diego Comic-Con 2016.

The 2D adventure harkens back to the Sega Genesis days, with three playable characters — Sonic, Miles "Tails" Prower and Knuckles — and includes new abilities and worlds to explore. The game will also included classic stages featuring "new twists," members of Sega said during the stream.

Following the trailer reveal, they announced that the game would be playable at the event itself.

Sonic Mania is set to be the series' 25th anniversary title, although it won't launch until next year. Sega first confirmed the title last month, just after Sonic's birthday on June 25. Still, the upcoming game is the biggest announcement of several pieces of Sonic-related news coming out of this year's Comic-Con event, including a merchandising crossover between Sonic the Hedgehog and Sanrio characters, like Hello Kitty.

Coming later this year is Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice on Nintendo 3DS. The game launches this September and is based on the Sonic Boom cartoon, which airs on cable channel Cartoon Network. The TV show will return for a second season, with new episodes currently in production.

For more on Sonic the Hedgehog's past 25 years, read our feature story on the classic character.


Looks good I must say! :o

Re: Sonic Mania - Spring 2017 - PS4/Xbox One/PC

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:46 am
by Advent7
Yessssssssss

Re: Sonic Mania - Spring 2017 - PS4/Xbox One/PC

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:59 am
by Christmas CrackErrkal
Please Please Please Please be good!

Re: Sonic Mania - Spring 2017 - PS4/Xbox One/PC

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:09 am
by Captain Kinopio
I'm impressed with everything that's come out of Sega about the desire to turn things around, particularly with regard to Sonic. It's a humility you don't always see with Japanese companies so really hope this works out well for them.

Little disappointed there doesn't seem to be more visual flourish to it but I'm very much interested.

Re: Sonic Mania - Spring 2017 - PS4/Xbox One/PC

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:18 am
by chalkitdown
A new Sanic game that actually looks strawberry floating great?! :o

Re: Sonic Mania - Spring 2017 - PS4/Xbox One/PC

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:19 am
by jawafour
Yay! A whole new 2D adventure :) . This is what people have been shouting for, so I hope that that the project gets great support. I like the trailer as it suggests that Sega has captured the original look and feel of the Sonic games whilst incorporating some new aspects.

Re: Sonic Mania - Spring 2017 - PS4/Xbox One/PC

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:43 am
by The Alchemist Penguin
That's a cool way of handling the anniversary. Kind of amazing that it's essentially being made by really passionate fans too.

Re: Sonic Mania - Spring 2017 - PS4/Xbox One/PC

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:56 am
by NickSCFC
Looks like it's using the Sonic 2 engine :)


Re: Sonic Mania - Spring 2017 - PS4/Xbox One/PC

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:00 am
by The Alchemist Penguin
NickSCFC wrote:Looks like it's using the Sonic 2 engine :)


Most likely using the Sonic Retro Engine.

http://info.sonicretro.org/Retro_Engine

Re: Sonic Mania - Spring 2017 - PS4/Xbox One/PC

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:01 am
by chalkitdown
The Alchemist Penguin wrote:That's a cool way of handling the anniversary. Kind of amazing that it's essentially being made by really passionate fans too.


Sad state of affairs for Sonic Team, though, getting upstaged like this. Although Generations 2 (if that's what it is) might be good also but will not be talked about and looked forward to nearly as much as this.

Re: Sonic Mania - Spring 2017 - PS4/Xbox One/PC

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:05 am
by jawafour
chalkitdown wrote:Sad state of affairs for Sonic Team, though.

They're working on the new Sonic 2017 title, dude!

Re: Sonic Mania - Spring 2017 - PS4/Xbox One/PC

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:06 am
by chalkitdown
That's my point.

Re: Sonic Mania - Spring 2017 - PS4/Xbox One/PC

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:07 am
by Lastpostamorph
I'm choosing to be cautiously optimistic about this.
I want to be hyped, but I've been burned by Sonic too many times before :cry:

Re: Sonic Mania - Spring 2017 - PS4/Xbox One/PC

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:09 am
by jawafour
chalkitdown wrote:That's my point.

Bit cheeky, Chalkit - you updated your original post after I'd replied :lol: .

Re: Sonic Mania - Spring 2017 - PS4/Xbox One/PC

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:12 am
by Qikzen
chalkitdown wrote:A new Sanic game that actually looks strawberry floating great?! :o


I can't believe it... We're finally in the future.

Re: Sonic Mania - Spring 2017 - PS4/Xbox One/PC

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:23 am
by NickSCFC
Lagamorph wrote:I'm choosing to be cautiously optimistic about this.
I want to be hyped, but I've been burned by Sonic too many times before :cry:


Considering it's on the classic engine the worst you'll get is something like Sonic CD.

Re: Sonic Mania - Spring 2017 - PS4/Xbox One/PC

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:34 am
by Trelliz
The 25th anniversary event was a complete shitshow apparently:


Re: Sonic Mania - Spring 2017 - PS4/Xbox One/PC

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:08 am
by Squinty
This looks pretty great. Surprised.

Re: Sonic Mania - Spring 2017 - PS4/Xbox One/PC

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:09 pm
by NickSCFC
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Re: Sonic Mania - Spring 2017 - PS4/Xbox One/PC

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:19 pm
by Balloon Sod
Looks good :shock:

Shame the Sonic 4 title was wasted but I'll buy this.