Sonic Mania Delayed to Summer 2017

Sega has announced a delay for Sonic Mania.

The game will forgo its planned spring 2017 release for one sometime this summer, across PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.

Sega claims the game needs a bit more time in the oven to meet their own expectations.

Featured above, Sega debuted a new Classic Zone for the game, the “Flying Battery Zone” from Sonic & Knuckles.

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  1. Mr0303
    March 17, 2017 at 11:29 am

    I think this is the first time they showed a playable Knuckles. Shame that it’s delayed, but maybe we can get a physical edition out of that.

  2. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    March 17, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    I’m 100% okay with this, it’s good to see Sega not just rushing Sonic games out the door anymore.

  3. OldPalpy
    March 17, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Holy fuck those blue skies are gorgeous. They need to ditch the sprite rotation on slopes it mangles the sprites, I don’t see the point of doing that over making angled sprites other than because doing this was the trendy thing for fan games to do.

  4. TheOnceAndFutureKing
    March 17, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Thats the Sonic I know!

  5. Mr0303
    March 17, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    OK, I haven’t seen that.

  6. Ruggarell
    March 17, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    I want a physical copy.

  7. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    March 17, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    I’m a little disappointed that it’s delayed but that’s entirely just because this has genuinely been my most anticipated game since it was first announced. If the delay means it can be even better than I can absolutely wait a few more months.

  8. wavemotioncannon
    March 18, 2017 at 9:25 am

    I wonder if they would give the option to upgrade the preorder.
    I havent even preordered anything, but if they gave an actual cart instead of the code I would certainly consider it.

  9. Fenrir007
    March 18, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    They can take as long as they want. I just want a good game at the end of the time. The Sonic Cycle must be defeated for good.

  10. David Curry
    David Curry
    March 18, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    I more or less expected a delay, not a big deal if it means the product is high quality.

  11. TsukuyomiMagi99
    March 19, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Cough *Sonic 06* cough!! Ahem.

  12. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    March 19, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    I would say Rise of Lyric too, but that game would still be trash even if it wasn’t rushed and was released on consoles that could actually run it’s engine properly. At it’s core it’s just another uninspired beat ’em up platformer meant to tie in with a cartoon, ’06 at least had some ambition behind it.