If you’re an old school retro fan or a newcomer Sonic Mania has you covered!
I’m not going to lie; these past few years have been tough on Sonic the Hedgehog. What with Sonic The Hedgehog (also known as Sonic 2006), Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Generations not living up to gamers expectations. What started off as a 16bit Hedgehog sprinting through 16bit environments fighting the “bad guy” has evolved into a fully voiced, HD Hedgehog sprinting through HD environments fighting a re-designed yet familiar bad guy and saving the girl!? (I’m looking at you Sonic 2006!).
Well, the clue is in the title. A brand new track from the Sonic Mania soundtrack has been released, titled Theme of the Hard-Boiled Heavies. Composed by Tee Lopes, and mixed/mastered by Falk Au Yeong, the soundtrack offers the retro feel we love from sonic, with a nice use of modern technology. Upbeat and fun, just like Sonic. For more info on Sonic Mania you can check their official website here, or you can check out our original announcement article here.
After the exciting reveal in North America, SEGA revealed this week that Sonic Mania will be coming to Europe and consoles next year. And it looks like the blue hedgehog will be arriving early 2017. Sonic Mania will be available for pre-order on Amazon exclusively and it has been revealed a collectors edition will be coming to. This collectors edition gives players a Sonic statue adorning a replica Sega Megadrive that plays the company audio when the switch is flipped. For me, it would be like having something that can pronounce my surname correctly, but I don't want to carry the statue round realistically. Anyway, check out the trailer below: