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Sonic goes back to his roots next Spring

by: Russell -
More On: Sonic Mania

When you take a franchise from my childhood and make a new game in the classic style, I'm pretty much the epitome of the "Shut up and take my money" meme, of course unless it's a free game, but I digress.  It's why I promptly download and play any new Mega Man fan game when it comes out such as Mega Man Unlimited and Mega Man Rock Force.  Now it's Sega's turn as Sonic will return in a new 2D game next Spring.

But wait a minute.  Didn't they already do that with Sonic the Hedgehog 4?  Well, yes, and it was pretty good (at least Episode 1, haven't played Episode 2 yet).  However, that still had a modern look to it.  That being said, welcome to Sonic Mania, a brand new 2D Sonic the Hedgehog game coming out in Spring 2017 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.  Sonic Mania looks to contain new zones, old zones remastered, and some new mechanics such as the drop dash, where you'll go right into a spin dash when you hit the ground.  On top of that, the graphics resemble the original 16-bit graphics from the Sega Genesis with some slight improvements.  If the music ends up being 16-bit as well that'll just complete the package.