Sonic Mania will be released on August 15th, Sega has announced. This follows a previous delay after it was initially due out in Spring.
It will retail at £15.99/$19.99 USD/$25.99 CAD, and PlayStation Store pre-orders will get bonus themes and avatars. A Collector’s Edition is also available to pre-order, comprising a digital code for the game, a 12″ statue with SEGA startup audio, and a SEGA cartridge cast with golden ring. GameStop advertise this edition for $69.99 USD.
Just in case you’ve missed it, the official description reads:
Developed by Christian Whitehead, Headcannon, and PagodaWest Games in collaboration with SEGA of America, Sonic Mania celebrates the best of Classic Sonic, pushing the envelope forward with stunning 60 [frames-per-second] gameplay and pixel-perfect physics. Play as Sonic, Tails and Knuckles as you race through all-new Zones and fully re-imagined classics, each filled with exciting surprises and powerful bosses. Harness Sonic’s new drop dash, Tails’ flight, and Knuckles’ climbing abilities to overcome the evil Dr. Eggman’s robots. Discover a myriad of never-before-seen hidden paths and secrets. Welcome to the next level for the world’s fastest blue hedgehog!
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