Sonic The Hedgehog Is Coming Back With Two New Games!
Sega has announced two new Sonic games at its San Diego Comic-Con with a 25th anniversary party to celebrate everyone’s favourite blue hedgehog. The first game is Sonic Mania, a title that goes back to Sonics’ past with a title that re-imagines Sonics’ previous 2D endeavours, while the second is an untitled game that stars both classic and modern versions of Sonic in a new adventure against Eggman (likely to be a sequel to Sonic Generations!).
Sonic Mania is a 2D platformer that features visuals and gameplay that is reminiscent of the classic Genesis games. The title is a blast from the past with all the zones and acts are taken from Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, and Sonic & Knuckles, in addition to introducing new zones and acts into the mix.
The game which is being developed by Sega of America and also PagodaWest Games. Christian Whitehead and Simon Thomley, the team behind the Sonic mobile ports, are also helping with development. Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka has stated that we will find out more about the title later this year.
Sonic Mania was born out of our fans’ love of the classic Sonic 2D platform games,” said Iizuka. “This type of collaboration is a first for Sega and we hope everyone will be both surprised and delighted by this title. Sonic Mania has been a passion project for the entire team and we look forward to sharing more details about it later this year. Having the game actually playable at the event itself tonight was testament to the dedication of the team behind it.
Sonic Mania releases for PS4, Xbox One, and PC in spring 2017.
That’s not the only title Sega revealed during the event with Sonic 2017 being revealed in a trailer that looks quite promising.
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This epic title is being created by the Sonic Team, the same team that brought fans Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations. Available at retail and digital stores for Holiday 2017. Additional information will be revealed at a later date. – Statement from Sega
“Project Sonic 2017” which is due for the 2017 holiday season on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo’s NX. Everything showing in the trailer is CG, but it does reveal both “Modern” and “Classic” Sonic, and shows that both will be making an appearance, just like they did in Sonic Generations.
Sonic 2017 is due to release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo NX.