After being leaked on Steam last Friday, Sega has come out and confirmed the release date of Sonic Mania, the 2D throwback to the Genesis games. Expect to spindash with Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles on August 15th.
To celebrate, Sega released a new trailer, which you can check out below. While the trailer is all about pre-ordering the game, it does show off some new gameplay and even some brand new art work, showing Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles in an art style reminiscent of their 16 bit days. Needless to say, it oozes with retro charm, and if I wasn’t already sold on the game myself, this would be enough to get me on board.
Sonic Mania releases on August 15th of this year for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Steam, and the Nintendo Switch. You can pre-order the game at any online retailer like Amazon as well if you’re so inclined, though it is a digital only game, so don’t feel like you have to pre-order it if you don’t want to.