Sonic Mania, due out on PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and PC, has had its release date and price revealed
Sonic Mania sees a return to 2D platforming for the iconic blue hedgehog – and the Sega game has a release date of August 15 on the PS4, Xbox One and PC.
If you order today, Steam users can also get 10 per cent off – meaning they can pick up Sonic Mania on the PC for just £13.49.
The game is available to pre-order through digital stores from today.
Sonic has been a gaming icon since the 8-Bit era – and fans have long called for a return to his 2D gaming roots.
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Sonic Mania looks just like a Mega Drive game from Sonic’s heyday, and features remixed classic levels like the Green Hill Zone plus new levels.
Like with Sonic Three, you’ll be able to play not only as Sonic the Hedgehog but also as Miles "Tails" Prower and Knuckles the Echidna.
Development of the game is being handled by Headcannon and PagodaWest Game, developers known for their great work porting classic Sonic games.
Another new Sonic game, called Sonic Forces, is also due out later this year.
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The 3D Sonic game, due out on PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC, is being developed by the Sonic Team.
Both games were announced last year as the Sonic series celebrated its 25th anniversary.
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Sonic Mania also has a limited Collector’s Edition – which is still available to purchase on Amazon for the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.
It features a download code for the game, a metallic collector’s card, a collector’s box and a model of a Mega Drive cartridge with a golden ring.
It also comes with a 12 inch statue of Sonic on a Mega Drive – and when the power switch is flipped it plays the classic “Seegaa” startup audio.