Sonic Mania Coming to Xbox One Spring 2017

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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:

As you can see, Sonic Mania is highly reminiscent of the old-school arcade theme. It’s a welcome change of direction as Sonic lost touch with his major mechanics over the years. The only ‘good’ 3D sonic game i enjoyed was Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, it still kept the time trial elements but added so many characters, stories and mechanics. Sonic Mania looks to revisit the classic mechanics and build upon it with HD graphics, easter eggs and character traits. 

So will you be taking a retro trip to the Green hill Zone? Let us know your thoughts.

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Written by: Michael Saiger

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