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Sonic Mania Announced For PS4, Xbox One and PC

Holy shit.

Sega is working together with Christian Whitehead, Headcannon and PadogaWest Games to make Sonic Mania, a new 2D game featuring brand new zones alongside re-imagined versions of old zones.

People at the 25th Anniversary Party can play a demo featuring a re-imagined Green Hill Zone and a new zone called Studiopolis Zone right now. Sega has also given out a goody bag with an USB stick that includes one of the songs from the game, which will undoubtedly be put online sooner than later.

Sonic Mania will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC in Spring 2017, and we can’t wait to play it.

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    This is absolutely fantastic news! =D I’m happy that SegAtlas is being totally chill and delegating the work to the likes of Taxman & Tee Lopes. I am hoping the fan community won’t be rudderless in their critiques of this game or bash it for no other reason than it being marginally different from what they would have liked.

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    This looks amazing! I’m hyped 😀

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    That looks spectacularly awesome!

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    Looks like a fangame. Also, I’m not big on retro graphics. I’m disappointed. Though it’s definitely better than a Lost World 2 or another Sonic Boom.

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    I mean it’s fantastic news and what not but I can’t help thinking that the art just looks completely amateurish. :/

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    Great news, I can’t wait, a huge fan of the sonic 2d games.

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    They need to fix the waterfall in Green hill zone, that line effect thing only worked on the genesis on CRT TVs, they need to remake the water so it’s proper and translated.
    I mean, i could redo the water right now for the waterfall, and get it looking better than some lines.

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    Once again, SEGA are trying to appeal for the Genesis era fans, totally neglecting us, the Dreamcast era fans, who been waiting since 2007 for a new 3D Sonic game that plays similar to the good old Adventure titles, (boost-to-win bullshit doesn’t count), I’m sorry but I give up, it’s one thing to neglect the fans but to sell us a fan game, one that we get plenty of for free every year in something called SAGE, that’s just too law even for SEGA!

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      How DARE Sega to make money with their property.

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        Tell you what – if SEGA ever wants to do a dreamcast era collab, I’m down for that. Just tell them to get ahold of me and I’ll put all my other projects on hold.

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          Last time they appealed to Genesis fans was 5 years ago, dude.
          Since then, there’s been 2 attempts at something closer to Adventure style, Lost World and Boom RoL.

          This isn’t just another “attempt” , though, this is them nailing it, FINALLY.

          But I get your frustration. And I hope the next game is an Adventure type game. (I’d love it to be closer to SA1 though…)

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      Well, excuse us Mega Drive era fans. We’ve been waiting for a proper 2D (that actually plays well and isn’t handheld) since 1994.

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        Exacly man!

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          Very true.

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          If that’s the case then Sonic ’06 and Sonic Boom don’t count in which we been waiting since 2001.

          Also, Sonic 4 had two episodes, Sonic Colors, Sonic Generations, Sonic Lost World, Sonic Runners, and now Sonic Mania, explain to me how you been waiting for a long time.

          • Because none of those games you mentioned managed to be proper classic Sonic games? If you really wanted to give an example of a proper one you should have gone with the first Sonic Advance. Though even then that was released 15 years ago. :V

            Seriously though, stop getting mad about a different part of the fanbase finally getting what they want.

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      Bye, you won’t be missed.

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    I’m a bit disappointed of this site. You seem like not interested at all. Little to none commenting on the new Sonic we’ve all been waiting for. I’ve bookmarked this page for Sonic related news, comments and analyses, but when something interesting has finally happened, this place was the least interesting and exciting. There are so many interesting reactions, comments and excitement out of here. While this should be the most exciting place to be right now, it isn’t. Here is boring as f.

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      Check the forums. Much more reaction going on there, and most of it positive!

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      The article literally begins with “Holy Shit” and ends with “we can’t wait to play it”. In what world could this possibly be interpreted as disinterest?

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    Well. Looks like all the nagging the classic fans have been doing has finally paid off. 😛

    I kid, this seriously looks pretty cool!

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    See, SEGA? We’re not unpleasable! 😛

    This game’s hit all the right notes for me.
    It’s not essential, but I’d love it if there’s a hidden character. Any that played some important role in the classic games would do. One of the Chaotix, Mighty, Metal Sonic, Amy… or even Fang? Or heck, a joke character such as Heavy, as the classic counterpart to Big the Cat. Either one of these would be awesome to have, but like I said, not essential.

    One more thought.
    The title “Sonic Mania”… “MANIA” (MANic + soNIA).

    It’s just been so long since the last real classic 2D game. 🙁 I can’t control this hype.

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      They need to add Mighty. He’s gone unloved for so long. Was nice to see him in the Archie comics for a bit recently though.

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    This sounds too good to be true. (intentionally ambiguous)

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    Here’s some blurry gameplay, courtesy of GameXplain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1nQxH3kugg

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    i know a lot fo people wont want a handheld version but i do i dont own an ps4 or xbox1 nor can i afford to i own a 3ds but idc if the game is only 2d id play it

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    sonic vuelve!/sonic back!

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