Sonic Mania brings the series back to its 2D roots

We were promised something great for the 25th anniversary of everyone’s favourite blue hedgehog, and Sega did not disappoint. Sega announced Sonic Mania during their 25th anniversary event/concert, held as part of San Diego Comic-Con 2016.

The game showed promise of bringing the blue blur back to his 2D roots, with 3 playable characters (Sonic, Tales and Knuckles) as well as new abilities and a re-imagined/updated look at classic levels. The game is currently set for PS4, Xbox One, and PC and is slated for a 2017 release.

For those looking to get their Sonic fix this year, you’ll have to settle for “Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice” which is due for a September release on Nintendo 3DS. Season 2 of the animated series, Sonic Boom, is currently in production with Cartoon Network.