Opening Animation for Sonic Mania

Sega has shared the opening animation for Sonic Mania ahead of the game’s imminent release.

Featured above, the opening animation channels your deepest, thickest nostalgia via creator Tyson Hesse (handling animation and direction), as well as music by Hyper Potions.

Here’s a rundown on Sonic Mania, via Sega:

Play as Sonic, Tails, & Knuckles as you race through all-new Zones and fully re-imagined classics, each filled with exciting surprises and powerful bosses. Harness Sonic’s new Drop Dash, Tails’ flight, and Knuckles’ climbing abilities to overcome the evil Dr. Eggman’s robots. Discover a myriad of never-before-seen hidden paths and secrets!

This all-new experience celebrates the best of Classic Sonic, pushing the envelope forward with stunning 60 FPS gameplay and pixel-perfect physics. Welcome to the next level for the world’s fastest blue hedgehog. Welcome to Sonic Mania.

Sonic Mania is launching across PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch on August 15th.

Brandon Orselli


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