Whilst we should of all been filling our boots with nostalgic Sonic juices by now, we have been treated to some new footage after the delay to Sonic Mania's release. The Flying Battery Zone featured in the 1994 smash hit, and some may say last great Sonic title, Sonic & Knuckles. The video below demonstrates a re-imagining of the Zone with our spiky haired friend, Knuckles the Echidna. Whilst the graphics look absolutely spot on and faithful to the original 16-bit series, hands on tests report that the handling is just as identical. Whilst Sonic Mania features other zones from ... Read More »
Sega was at SXSW on Thursday revealing some new information on their upcoming projects, along with some tidbits of Sonic Mania on the official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter page. So, bad news or good news first? Bad? Okay, you asked for it. Sonic Mania; a 2D Sonic platformer that I'm sure we were all looking forward to getting hand cramp from, has been delayed. By an entire season! The initial release date of spring 2017, has been pushed back to summer 2017. Maybe Sega themselves got too caught up in testing that they forgot to keep developing as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyXg9kAp4Vc The above video shows some gameplay from Sonic ... Read More »
New information has been released by Sega for the upcoming retro throwback, Sonic Mania. Focusing on the already announced revival of the iconic Green Hill Zone, the following video (with commentary) demonstrates the second act. The area expands on the originals foundations whilst giving us a deeper glimpse into the zone, with new obstacles and mechanics. There will also be new areas to be discovered dependent on what type of shield you may have. New baddies and bosses have, whilst not shown off,been revealed. These have been dubbed the 'Hard Boiled Heavies.' The first of these will be known as ... Read More »
Sonic Mania’s seriously sweet collector’s edition package was previous an exclusive for North American gamers – but now it seems that players in Europe will also be able to get their Sonic-like gloved paws on this collection. The game itself, a side-scrolling platformer , is being billed a return to Sonic’s Mega Drive roots, from the art style and gameplay to the inclusion of ‘remixed’ levels from previous Sonic titles. Developed by Headcannon and PagodaWest Games, Sonic Mania may be the shot in the arm that the series needs – something publisher Sega must be hoping for, after a string ... Read More »
Okay, what year is it... really? Sonic Team is pairing up with multiple developers to launch 2 new Sonic the Hedgehog games in 2017 and they couldn't be any more different. First is the new Sonic Mania! Say hello to resurgence of classic 2D side scrolling action that made us first fall in love with Sonic. Sonic Mania is a retro style game that Sega and Sonic Team hope will satisfy fans of old-school Sonic. The nostalgia-driven pixel-style art and core gameplay harkens back to the glory days of the franchise. Leading the project is Austin Keys, director of ... Read More »
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