News: Sonic Mania may influence future Sonic titles

July 5, 2017 by  
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Could Sonic Mania start a new 2D trend?

Speaking to Metro about the up-coming Sonic Forces and Sonic Mania, Sonic Team’s Takashi Iizuka states that depending on the reaction to Sonic Mania, it could influence future titles.

Takashi Iizuka says “But for Mania it’s kind of like a new approach. To target specifically 2D fans. So we don’t know whether it’ll be accepted positively in the market. We’ll find out after the game’s released, and we can figure out the direction of future titles after seeing the reaction.”

Many fans agree that the only two Sonic titles to be deemed any good in the last decade is Sonic Colours and Sonic Generations, both of which were released 6 and 7 years ago respectively. At that point it seemed Sonic Team had got their act together and found a formula for Sonic that worked in 3D, though soon after Sonic Team seemingly reverted back to their ways of old by introducing Sonic Lost World, and giving more focus to the Sonic Boom franchise, even though the only successful part of that is the TV show.

Whilst a lot of fans would probably still be satisfied with a proper Sonic Adventure 3, with the current nostalgia boom it seems Sonic Team have to constantly keep looking back in order to progress forward, and the hotly anticipated Sonic Mania should whet our nostalgic appetites, at least for the time being.