Sega announced two new Sonic games over the weekend.
Sega announced a pair of new Sonic games over the weekend, both of which are slated for a 2017 release.
The first, Sonic Mania, marks a return to 2D gaming, combining reimagined Zones and Acts from Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD and Sonic The Hedgehog 3 and Knuckles with “all-new Acts and bosses.” Sonic Mania is expected to release digitally in Spring 2017
“Sonic Mania was born out of our fans’ love of the classic Sonic 2D platform games,” said Takashi Iizuka, Head of Sonic Team. “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.”
The second game, being developed by the team responsible for Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations, was announced at the end of Sonic’s 25th anniversary party at San Diego Comic-Con. “Project Sonic 2017” will be available, both retail and digital, Holiday 2017, with additional information coming “at a later date.”
“Today brought thousands of fans together from all over the world to get a look at all the facets of our beloved Sonic the Hedgehog from his foundation in video games to music, TV, mobile, toys, fashion and beyond,” said Ivo Gerscovich, Chief Brand Officer of Sonic Pillar and SVP of SEGA of America. “This is only the beginning for Sonic and we’re happy our fans were here to celebrate this exciting new direction.”