Sonic Mania gets a new trailer and release date

Sonic Mania
While originally set to launch in the spring, Sega broke the news that Sonic Mania would be delayed until the summer. Since then, it was revealed that the game would also see a release on the Nintendo Switch. With a new trailer released by Sega, it has also announced a new release date of August 15th.

Sonic Mania was first revealed at the Sonic 25th Anniversary Party during San Diego Comic 2016. The game brings Sonic back to his 2D roots along with his buddies, Miles “Tails” Prower and Knuckles the Echidna.

The trailer is a great way to get players excited for the game. The short video should bring fans back to fond memories of Sonic from his early years. The hand-drawn art style featured in the trailer is nice style, and it’s something we haven’t really seen since Sonic CD. There’s even a little nod where Tails and Knuckles are in the elevator and the keypad shows 1, 2, 3, K and M. Fans will definitely remember that from the previous games in the series. Too bad there wasn’t any love for Sonic 4 or Sonic CD.

Players will be able to play the game solo and have the choice of playing as either Sonic, Tails or Knuckles. If they want to play together, they can in both cooperative and competitive modes.

The game is being developed by Christian Whitehead, Headcannon, PagodaWest Games, and Sonic Team.

Sonic Mania Pre-orders

Sonic Mania is currently up for digital pre-order right now for $19.99. And you may also remember that earlier in the year, Sega announced the collector’s edition of Sonic Mania which includes a 12″ Sonic statue with Sega start-up audio, a metallic collector’s card with download key for the game, and a Sega Genesis cartridge cast with a gold ring. In the meantime, you can still pre-order for $69.99 at most retailers.

Sonic Mania will be released on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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Growing up Chris watched a lot of the original Saturday morning cartoons and developed a love for arts and animation. Growing up he tried his hand at animation and eventually script writing, but even more his love of video games, anime and technology grew.