New Sonic Mania Trailer: Release Date Announced!

Posted May 31, 2017

It also finally announced a release date: August 15th.

Sonic Mania, the revival of the 2D side-scrolling Sonic platforming games from the '90s, is set to be released August 15 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One, publisher Sega announced today. The date was originally spotted in a Steam trailer for a split-second before its official announcement. Get the news you can use.

As evidenced in the latest clip, Sonic Mania will allow fans to "run, fly, climb (and glide, and punch, too)" while playing through completely updated classic levels and taking on all-new bosses.

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The game will let players take the role of Sonic, Knuckles or Tails as they pursue Dr. Eggman. Sonic moves the fastest, Tails can fly and Knuckles can climb up walls and glide. The game's developers include Christian Whitehead and Simon Thomley, who are both renowned for developing great ports of older Sonic games.

If it wasn't patently obvious already that Sonic Mania is a love-letter (really more of a "please-take-me-back" letter) to fans of the blue-blur, this trailer hammered the point home.

Our Martin Robinson had a go with Sonic Mania earlier this spring and came away hopeful that it will be the best series entry in ages, maybe ever. Sega evidently released the information ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) because of a leak over the weekend.