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.

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  • Uncle Ocelot

    Mark forced them to release it 3 days early lmao. The intro is some good shit though.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    Sonic has woken up from his 23 year coma

  • SunsetHaste

    shit looks dope

  • Mr0303

    Looks wonderful. Despite the length the Sonic and co ooze with character.

  • Loli de 35 dias de vida

    okay, I don’t care AT ALL about Mania (team Forces here), but that animation looks BEAUTIFUL!

  • Skate or Die

    This game is like the pure distilled essence of joy! Tuesday can’t come soon enough!

  • Patrick England (Shadoan)

    …. WHY DOES THIS NOT HAVE IT’S OWN ANIME?! EVEN THIS COULD REPLACE SONIC BOOM AND I’D BUY EVERY SEASON OF THIS IF IT BECAME SUCH!!!!

  • ProxyDoug

    Funny how they let Sonic 4 out of the opening.

  • Snorlaxation

    Let’s be real, the sonic boom show is cathartic if nothing else, for their steady stream of admitting the game series’ faults with reverent humor.
    It’s miles better than the Boom game, and the show itself is actually watchable.

  • Snorlaxation

    This animation is so nice to see again. It’s like an old friend you had that moved away.