News – Sonic Mania will prove to be a nostalgia trip for many
There’s a new Sonic the Hedgehog game coming, and this one is the kind of 2D Sonic platforming game that made the Hedgehog with Attitude popular in the first place.
Sonic Mania features re-imagined zones from the likes of Mega Drive classics Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic 2, Sonic 3, Sonic & Knuckles and Sonic CD. The game will also feature some brand new zones to play through.
The game features Sonic, Tails and Knuckles as playable characters, and there’s new moves such as the Drop Dash.
As you can see in the debut trailer below, the game also features retro-style visuals in line with those from earlier games in the 25 year old series. Sonic Mania is due for release next spring on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
The game is being developed by SEGA of America in collaboration with PagodaWest Games. Developers Christian Whitehead and Simon Thomley, who worked on remastered Sonic games for mobile devices, are also working on the game.
Missing out on Sonic’s 25th anniversary year, Sonic Mania won’t be released until the spring of next year on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
There’s also another Sonic game on the way, which sounds similar to Sonic Generations in the way that it features both modern Sonic and classic Sonic. The currently untitled game is in development at Sonic Team and is due for release on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo’s NX console in time for Christmas next year.