As the world's fastest hedgehog celebrated 25 years in the business on Friday, SEGA revealed that two new Sonic games are planned for 2017.
It will feature a re-imagining of iconic Zones and Acts from Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD and Sonic The Hedgehog 3 and Knuckles, as well as new Zones, Acts and bosses.
Take a look at the trailer below:
Takashi Iizuka, Head of Sonic Team, had this to say:
“Sonic Mania was born out of our fans’ love of the classic Sonic 2D platform games. This type of collaboration is a first for SEGA and we hope everyone will be both surprised and delighted by this title. Sonic Mania has been a passion project for the entire team and we look forward to sharing more details about it later this year. Having the game actually playable at the event itself tonight was testament to the dedication of the team behind it.”
Moreover, SEGA have released some screenshots:
At the end of the party a second game was announced. Very little was shared about this title, aside from the "Holiday 2017" release date and the trailer below:
It was also revealed that the mobile game, Sonic Dash, has been downloaded over 200 million times.
In celebration of Sonic’s anniversary, Sonic Dash has a special in-game event that includes the Green Hill Zone and Classic Sonic as a playable character. The event lasts for a single week, but players can unlock both the Zone and the character for use after it has ended.
The game is free-to-play with optional microtransactions, and can be downloaded from the usual places.
And finally, Nintendo 3DS title Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice arrives 30 September.
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