March 17, 2017

Arrival Delayed: Sonic Mania

Sonic has veered into the slow lane for a bit (must be caught between bumpers). Sonic Mania has been pushed out of its Spring release window and is now set to arrive sometime this summer. The game is still headed to PC, PS4, and Xbox One as originally announced, and it's also coming to the Nintendo Switch.

It's no secret that Sega's most fondly remembered Sonic the Hedgehog titles were the 2D iterations from the Genesis era, and now - 25 years later - the company has decided to revisit these classics with Sonic Mania, an all-new game showcasing some of the finest moments from the series' 2D history, along with some entirely new areas for Sonic, Tales, and Knuckles to explore. The game is being developed in collaboration with Christian Whitehead and Headcanon, who worked on several modern re-releases of 2D Sonic titles, as well as Pagoda West Games. In addition, a new move has been added to the mix, called the "drop dash" which allows Sonic and pals to drop out of the sky and hit the ground with a burst of speed.

To tide you over, here's a first look at the new Green Hill Zone:


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