Sonic Mania's New Gameplay Trailer Showcases Flying Battery Zone

Watch Knuckles climb and glide through the remixed stage.

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Sega has released a new gameplay trailer for Sonic Mania, showcasing Sonic's rival-turned-ally Knuckles navigating Dr. Eggman's airship, the Flying Battery Zone.

Like the game's reimagined Green Hill Zone, Flying Battery Zone is a remixed version of a classic Sonic level, this one from 1994's Sonic & Knuckles. The new footage shows Knuckles using his signature abilities, gliding through the air and scaling walls, to make his way through the stage. You can take a look at the trailer below.

Sonic Mania is launching for PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and PC later this year, though Sega hasn't announced an exact release date; the game was originally scheduled to arrive in spring, but the publisher recently delayed it until sometime this summer.

Meanwhile, Sega's other new Sonic game, Sonic Forces, recently revealed its own rendition of the iconic Green Hill Zone. Like Sonic Generations, Forces features a mix of both modern, 3D Sonic gameplay and classic side-scrolling stages. Sonic Forces is likewise coming to PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and PC, though the game won't arrive until much later this year.

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This game had pretty awesome music.

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nostalgia all over again, probably get this game.

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Man I need this game, the true Sonic 4

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I'm excited for this, but I'm REALLY psyched for Sonic Forces later this year. Basically, Sonic Forces is Sonic Generations 2, and the original SG was one of the best sonic games in years!! :) :) :) :)

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@tom_cat_01: I was too until I saw the Classic Green Hill Zone footage. Looks even worse than Generations' version, and they've been working on this game for 4 or 5 years :S

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all I've wanted, for over 20 years,

is a 2d side scrolling sonic with lovely graphics.

.it's not nuclear physics.

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@DARREN636: Christian Whitehead, Sonic's savior

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@DARREN636: i know man. it just so easy but yet...smh i mean, imagine this game with crisp clear HD graphics with all kinds of wild flashy effects. and im not talking about no stiff polygons. he needs to be loose like in the originals.

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As expected people whine about Sonic no matter what. If the game is good then shut up. This looks to be good so I'll just accept it for that regardless. I know, utterly impossible in the Sonic fan base but I aim to do the impossible.

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Sega.. just let go.. before you completely destroy my childhood memories.

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When the fanbase said "we want more of the old school Sonic", we meant the gameplay, not the entire game!

I just hope that these 2 zones shown so far are the only mutual areas between S3&K and Mania. We want 10+ NEW zones, with NEW stage designs, NEW gimmicks and NEW eggman mech bosses.

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@Dark_Mits: It's likely the call to re-use old zones came from above. Sometimes, things aren't as laid-out as they appear in game development.

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@Dark_Mits: They've already shown off several new levels.