Rather, it's an accumulation of some of the greatest maps and ideas of previous 2D Sonic games. Preview coverage and early impressions for Sonic Mania have been pretty positive, so here's hoping it's worth the wait. This is not the case for the Sonic Mania versions for Switch, Xbox One, PS4. Whitehead and Thomley have previously worked on the excellent mobile ports of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic 2, and Sonic CD, while the trio from PagodaWest have worked on Sonic fan projects in the past. It will arrive on the PC on August 29, 2017. In a livestream, "Sonic" community manager Aaron Webber explained that it is "going in for a bit more optimization".
As you might have spied at this year's PC Gamer Weekender, Sonic Mania targets the early days of Sonic which the above serves to underscore.
The team is working really hard to make sure it works on all platforms and on a lot of things to touch it up. And we're going to maintain that level of quality and consistency and dedication to that quality.More news: Lawsuit tossed in Taylor Swift trial, but ordeal is not over
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Sonic the Hedgehog game will be given for free by Steam to all those who pre-order Mania by the 15 of August or to those who purchase the Collector's Edition.
During the livestream Sonic Team creative director Kazuyuki Hoshino came on for a live unboxing of the collectors edition of the game.