Sonic Mania Announced at Comic-Con 2016

Great news for long time fans of the franchise!

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SEGA announced Sonic Mania tonight at their 25th Anniversary Event. The game is a 2D classic platfomer with reimagined levels from past entries in the series as well as some brand new experiences. The game is being co-developed by SEGA, PagodaWest Games, along with developers Christian Whitehead and Simon Thomley. Please take a look at the reveal trailer.

Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka explained that Sonic Mania is a “passion project” that “was born out of our fans’ love of the classic Sonic 2D platform games.” He continued, “This type of collaboration is a first for SEGA and we hope everyone will be both surprised and delighted by this title.”

Sonic Mania will be available for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC in the Spring of 2017.

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    July 22, 2016 9:00 PM

    Asif Khan posted a new article, Sonic Mania Announced at Comic-Con 2016

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      July 22, 2016 10:15 PM

      Sonic Mania is a scourge that we must end. Thousands of lives have been lost. When will we learn?

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      July 23, 2016 3:03 AM

      Looks spot on. Christian Whitehead did an outstanding job on the Sonic 1/2/CD ports. His involvement here is hugely encouraging. Here's some more gameplay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ8EedQJk7Y

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      July 23, 2016 7:43 AM

      This actually looks really good... !

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      July 23, 2016 8:22 AM

      Ohh looks like they finally get it.... I hope this is good kinda makes me wish Nintendo would do a new completely 2d Mario game

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      July 23, 2016 9:42 AM

      As a humongous Sonic fan, the hype levels are through the roof right now.

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        July 23, 2016 9:43 AM

        But... but... I've been hurt so many times and dunno if I can ever love again!