Sonic Mania Release Date Set for August 15

Sega has announced the release date for Sonic Mania.

The throwback sequel will launch across PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch on August 15th. The game will cost $19.99. Featured above, you can view a new trailer fitting its retro style.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via Sega:

Experience the ultimate celebration of past and future in Sonic Mania, an all-new 2D Sonic adventure running at a crisp 60FPS with stunning HD retro-style graphics. Multiple playable characters give you the ability to go explosively fast as Sonic, soar as Tails, or power through tough obstacles with Knuckles’ brute strength. You can re-live the Sonic of the past with an exciting new twist on classic zones while fighting against new bosses and Dr. Eggman’s evil robot army. Go head-to-head with players in Competition Mode or play in Co-Op Mode with a friend. Sonic Mania is developed by Christian Whitehead, Headcannon, and PagodaWest Games in collaboration with Sonic Team. Welcome to Sonic Mania!



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  1. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    May 30, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    >Animated cutscenes
    >Stardust Speedway
    This game just keeps looking better and better.

  2. mewnani
    May 30, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    I love how the elevator lists all the Genesis Sonic games in order. That was a pretty nice touch.

  3. Shiggy Diggy Doo
    Shiggy Diggy Doo
    May 30, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Moar like Autism 15th, amirite, fellas?

  4. Ebicentre
    May 30, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    The game will cost $19.99.

    Wow, that is fucking cheap.

  5. DrearierSpider
    May 30, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Yakuza, Persona, Bayonetta & Vanquish PC ports and a good 2D Sonic game? SEGA’s knocking it outta the park lately.

  6. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    May 30, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    That animation was so fucking good. And Stardust Speedway is lookin pretty neat too.

  7. sanic
    May 30, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Whoa $20 sold.

  8. Nocturnic Wolf
    Nocturnic Wolf
    May 30, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    I expected to pay more for it but shit, $19.99 is like sale price to me.

  9. TheOnceAndFutureKing
    May 30, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Sonic has woke up from his coma

  10. Nuku Nuku Natsume Mishima
    Nuku Nuku Natsume Mishima
    May 30, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    We need a anime with that animeaton, and no… Sonic X….

  11. Mr0303
    May 30, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Day 1 for me. 20$ is the most I’m willing to pay for a digital only
    game. I would’ve even gotten the collector’s edition had there been a
    physical copy in there.

  12. CrimsonColossus
    May 30, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    That Sonic CD animated artstyle is pure porn. Hope their’s more of it in the final game.

  13. goodbyejojo
    May 30, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    too much for a game that is essentially a flash fan made game

  14. Jigsy
    May 30, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    I’d pay $10, to be honest.

  15. OSad
    May 30, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    There is a lot more work being done on this than on your typical Newgrounds shovelware. Twenty bucks is only fair.

  16. Cubed Grapes
    Cubed Grapes
    May 30, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    You’re thinking of the 3-D one with the character creator. This one’s for the old folk.

  17. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    May 30, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    It being made by fans doesn’t make it any less valuable, particularly when it’s fans who’ve perfectly recreated the classic physics and gameplay in a way that Sega hasn’t been able to do since the Genesis. This is looking far better than your typical nu-pixel indieshit.

  18. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    May 30, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Reminder that each episode of Sonic 4 was like $14.99 when they first launched, and Mania is looking to have more content than both of them put together (and also be a far better game in general).

  19. orbo
    May 30, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    I know right?
    I was honestly surprised, and an extra discount for buying it now too.

    But it seems some people consider anything that is 2d these days as “a flash fan made game”.

    When I was a kid these games cost $50, $60 or more.
    It was still worth it to me back then, $20 for this is an absolute steal by comparison.

  20. chaoguy
    May 30, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Oh god I was wondering what the K & M stood for. That’s awesome!

  21. chaoguy
    May 30, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Never pay more than $20.00 for a video game.

    But yeah, I imagine it’ll be short-ish, but reasonably difficult and replay value if you want to improve your times for perfect runs.

    This was a hail Mary- they marketed it like the next big thing and it paid off. Low budget, high hype, high profit.

  22. sdrawkcab gnitirw
    sdrawkcab gnitirw
    May 31, 2017 at 8:52 am

    I dont think the medium or the people working on it are as important as the result, and the result is fuckin sweet. The 2d sonic fan game community is probably the best at this anyway.

  23. sdrawkcab gnitirw
    sdrawkcab gnitirw
    May 31, 2017 at 8:58 am

    They should bring Segata back, not only is Fujioka in peak condition, he would be glad to do it.
    You can expect no less of the original Kamen Rider.

  24. sdrawkcab gnitirw
    sdrawkcab gnitirw
    May 31, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Okay, maybe not “peak”

  25. sdrawkcab gnitirw
    sdrawkcab gnitirw
    May 31, 2017 at 9:04 am

    They now just need a new Space Channel 5 and a Jet Set Radio, the aesthetic crowd would cream themselves and make them millions.

  26. sdrawkcab gnitirw
    sdrawkcab gnitirw
    May 31, 2017 at 9:07 am

    I dont think if they are gonna have cutscenes. This entire animation was made by one guy and they didnt have the time or manpower to color it :(

  27. Loli de 42 Ex-Maridos
    Loli de 42 Ex-Maridos
    May 31, 2017 at 9:21 am

    okay, I don’t care about Mania (Forces is the one I’m excited for) but that Traditional Animation look amazing!

  28. Loli de 42 Ex-Maridos
    Loli de 42 Ex-Maridos
    May 31, 2017 at 9:22 am

    that’s amazing to hear! hopefully Sega will bring in some of the Archie crew in future games (Ian Flynn PLEASE!!)

  29. sdrawkcab gnitirw
    sdrawkcab gnitirw
    May 31, 2017 at 9:24 am

    We keep seeing this pattern that other people do Sega better than Sega haha, I hope they get Flynn, he does Capcom better than Capcom too, that man deserves all the bucks.

  30. Loli de 42 Ex-Maridos
    Loli de 42 Ex-Maridos
    May 31, 2017 at 9:30 am

    yeah, honestly, I was really hoping he would be writting Forces (the whole game kinda feels like the comics: a Resistance, Eggman being an actual threat, the more serious tone) but no. The game’s story us being written in Japan with Warren Graff doing the english dialogue (I almost punched my screen in anger when I found this out, why did they not fire him and Pontac after the atrocity that was Sonic Lost World’s story?! I just hope he understands the tone and don’t cram in a bunch of juvenile jokes this time.)

    The man has been wanting to write for a game since forever and lost the chance when Sega pick Pontac and Graff over him for Colors, hopefully he’ll get his chance next time.

  31. sdrawkcab gnitirw
    sdrawkcab gnitirw
    May 31, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Such a shame, Flynn would have made it perfect. At least we have Mania where Sonic is finally allowed to shut up for five minutes.

  32. SinkingSage
    May 31, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Not Big Red Button though, guess they were fired from Naughty Dog for a reason.

  33. SinkingSage
    May 31, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Still better than the Mario Bros. Super Show.

  34. sdrawkcab gnitirw
    sdrawkcab gnitirw
    May 31, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Well, I mean, they still got shafted with the release date…
    But I agree for the most part.

  35. TheOnceAndFutureKing
    May 31, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    This style has so much more charm and originality to it.

    I was never a fan of the weird gangly looking style introduced in the Dreamcast era.

  36. TheOnceAndFutureKing
    May 31, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Yeah, I wish they used his classic design with a mute personality in Smash Bros