Sonic Mania releases this August, available for pre-order today

Sonic Mania Speeding To Systems On August 15, 2017

The Sonic Mania release date has been pinned down. The date was originally spotted in a Steam trailer for a split-second before its official announcement. It is a throwback to classic Sonic, but with 60 FPS gameplay and improved physics.

The retro-inspired platformer will launch for Switch and other platforms on August 15, for US$19.99/C$25.99.

Sonic Mania is set to be the game that gets the series back on the right track, returning to its roots with a 2D adventure that old-school fans will recognize immediately.

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The game will let players take the role of Sonic, Knuckles or Tails as they pursue Dr. Eggman. Sega has assembled a "supergroup" of developers for Sonic's most recent foray into the second dimension including Christian "Taxman" Whitehead, Headcannon, and PagodaWest Games.

"Play as Sonic, Tails and Knuckles as you race through all-new Zones and fully re-imagined classics, each filled with exciting surprises and powerful bosses". Discover a myriad of never-before-seen hidden paths and secrets. If you're already down with what has been shown, you can now pre-order the game.

The new trailer is below, which features all new gameplay footage from Mania, as well as sketch and color animation, which you can expect to be finished once the final game rolls around in just a few months. When it goes live we'll announce that here on Nintendo Wire.

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