On Friday, at San Diego Comic-Con, SEGA announced that they are celebrating the 25th anniversary of Sonic The Hedgehog by releasing two new Sonic titles: Sonic Mania and an untitled original game.
Sonic Mania will transport fans back to the 2D world of platform games with nostalgic pixel-style art and core classic gameplay by reimagining iconic Zones and Acts from Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD and Sonic The Hedgehog 3 and Knuckles, and adding in completely new Zones with all-new Acts, and bosses into the mix. Developed by SEGA of America and in collaboration with PagodaWest Games along with Christian Whitehead and Simon Thomley.
"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."
Sonic Mania will be digitally available for PlayStation® 4, Xbox One and PC in Spring 2017.
As for the untitled original game, it is being developed by the same team that worked on Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations. It'll be available at retail and digital stores for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo NX at Holiday 2017. Of course, more information will be revealed at a later date.