Sonic Mania (PS4,X1) and Project Sonic 2017 (PS4,X1,PC,NX) Announced.

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#1 Edited by spike6958 (6701 posts) -

So Sega had there Sonic 25th Anniversary live stream a few hours ago, and while most of the event was kinda boring, (at least if you're at home watching anyway), a few cool things where announced.

First up is Sonic Mania, a 2D Sonic inspired by the original games and developed by the same team that ported Sonic 1, 2 and CD to Mobile. The game is coming to X1 and PS4 early next year.

The Second, was the announcement of Project Sonic 2017. The next 3D Sonic from Sonic Team, and inspired by Colors and Generations. The game is coming to PS4, X1, PC and NX holiday 2017.

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#2 Posted by I_P_Daily (12549 posts) -

@spike6958: Always loved Sonic, it's a big part of my childhood and look forward to getting both these games when they come out. Thanks for posting this :)

PS...It's nice to see the NX is getting this also.

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#3 Posted by uninspiredcup (34996 posts) -

Sonics back!

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#4 Edited by Renegade_Fury (20675 posts) -

I am so excited for Mania. It's exactly what I've been wanting for years: a true 2D Genesis/CD Sonic game with Christian Whitehead behind the wheel, and now we're finally... finally getting it. *cries*

The second game, I mean, there's nothing to go off other than classic Sonic being there, but if it's anything like Generations, I can't wait to play it too.

2017 is looking like a great year for Sonic.

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#5 Posted by deactivated-5d6bb9cb2ee20 (82724 posts) -

Mania looks awesome as hell, definitely keeping my eye on it.

Project Sonic- it's 3D Sonic so it could go either way, but it looks a lot like Generations, and Generations was great, so I am actually legitimately excited for that, too.

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#6 Edited by Renegade_Fury (20675 posts) -

Gameplay and Music for Mania

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There is no doubt in my mind that this game is going to deliver. Gorgeous spritework, amazing music, references to obscure Sonic games and other SEGA series like Streets of Rage, elemental shields, special zone giant rings, Tails & Knuckles being playable - Mania has it all.

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#7 Posted by DocSanchez (5337 posts) -

I absolutely love the idea of Mania. It looks great. But the one thing that I've noticed over the recent years is the platforming on Sonic 2D hasn't nearly been as tight as it was. Hopefully this will be remedied. The original sonic games were 2D platform perfection but the 2D stages in generations simply weren't and neither was "sonic 4". I want sonic to control as he used to and the traps and pitfalls to be similar too. Not just sonic 3D on a single plane.

But yeah, hyped. Sonic 3D is hugely hit and miss and not nearly as playable as 2D so Project Sonic is an eh from me. Sonic Lost Worlds was in many ways a step in the right direction actually.

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#8 Edited by Renegade_Fury (20675 posts) -

@DocSanchez: Don't worry, the controls and physics will be perfect. Christian Whitehead nailed them completely with his retro engine, which he used for the Sonic CD remake. This is NOT going to be floaty or lack momentum.

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#9 Posted by DocSanchez (5337 posts) -

@Renegade_Fury: Yeah I did appreciate his work on the conversions he did plus he added value like knuckles in sonic 1. Hopefully this will either be a big 2D adventure or the first of a series of similar ones.

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#10 Posted by deactivated-5d6bb9cb2ee20 (82724 posts) -

Sonic actually got confirmed for the NX before Mario did. Sega does what Nintendon't indeed.

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#11 Posted by Renegade_Fury (20675 posts) -

@DocSanchez: Yeah, I've been hoping for his remakes of Sonic 1 & 2 to be ported to other systems, because they're equally impressive. I'm thinking with Mania we're going to see the start of a new series that will release alongside the 3D games that Sonic Team works on. So we'll probably get a Mania 2 and 3 down the line.

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#12 Posted by freedomfreak (51271 posts) -

I don't like Sonic games.

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#13 Posted by Elaisse (521 posts) -

So wait what, how is mania not coming to a nintento system.

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#14 Posted by AnthonyAutumns (1691 posts) -

Generations wasnt "complete" without the Chaos. I hope this one has it.

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#15 Edited by iandizion713 (16025 posts) -

@Elaisse said:

So wait what, how is mania not coming to a nintento system.

We already have it, its on Virtual Console.

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#16 Posted by Techhog89 (3794 posts) -

Mania is coming to PC as well.

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#17 Posted by Wiiboxstation (1398 posts) -

Project Sonic has a cool look. Will pick it up on the NX.

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#18 Edited by 93BlackHawk93 (8602 posts) -

Interested.

@charizard1605 said:

Mania looks awesome as hell, definitely keeping my eye on it.

Project Sonic- it's 3D Sonic so it could go either way, but it looks a lot like Generations, and Generations was great, so I am actually legitimately excited for that, too.

I thought you didn't care for Sanic gaemz.

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#19 Posted by gameofthering (11276 posts) -

Looking forward to Sonic Mania. The 3D Sonic gave me 2006 vibes, but hopefully it's good.

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#20 Posted by deactivated-5d6bb9cb2ee20 (82724 posts) -

@93BlackHawk93: I didn't care for the classic ones lol, but I went back to them way after the fact. I did like Adventure and Adventure 2, as well as Sonic Advance and Generations and Colors were great.

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#21 Posted by chocolate1325 (33007 posts) -

Maybe the company has understood what fans demand Mania looks really promising hopefully there are special zones haven't seen in game footage of the other game so waiting for my judgement.

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#22 Posted by nintendoboy16 (36583 posts) -

@Elaisse said:

So wait what, how is mania not coming to a nintento system.

Well, it's the Wii U. I kind of expected this after SEGA's recent statement on Sonic selling on the Wii U.

Though for me, Mania is kind of... meh to me.

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#23 Posted by Phreek300 (664 posts) -

Mania looks like a safe and fun pick up. Project Sonic is a wait and see type of title at this point with 0 game play. I also hope Nintendo just keeps the NX name at this point. Most people know it by that name anyway.

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#24 Edited by Jag85 (13633 posts) -

Looks promising. If Sony Mania or Project Sonic are anywhere near as good as Sonic 2-3 or Sonic Colors/Generations, then that's all the Sonic I need. Let's hope that Sonic Team learnt their lesson and build on what actually works, instead of pointless gimmicks that detract from the experience.

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#25 Edited by BIOKILLER123 (909 posts) -

@charizard1605: Lol,

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#26 Posted by nintendoboy16 (36583 posts) -

@Phreek300 said:

Mania looks like a safe and fun pick up. Project Sonic is a wait and see type of title at this point with 0 game play. I also hope Nintendo just keeps the NX name at this point. Most people know it by that name anyway.

Ubisoft knew the Wii as the Revolution and announced Red Steel around that time. Didn't stop Nintendo from changing it to the Wii.

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#27 Posted by sHaDyCuBe321 (5768 posts) -

I think this might be a by more confirmation that NIntendo might actually go ahead and use the NX name though.

I've never seen a code name used in a trailer before. Anyone else seen something like this?

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#28 Posted by LJS9502_basic (167117 posts) -

Sonic....yay. Favorite video game character.

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#29 Posted by Alucard_Prime (10107 posts) -

Well that's just dandy!

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#30 Posted by Desmonic (19933 posts) -

A proper 2D Sonic AND a follow up to a 3D formula that actually worked? :O

Okay, who glitched the Matrix? This isn't the Sega we know people.

Also: HYPED!

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#31 Posted by Desmonic (19933 posts) -

@freedomfreak said:

I don't like Sonic games.

Yes freedom, you have awful taste in games, we know.

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#32 Posted by jg4xchamp (61799 posts) -

And with that another sonic cycle begins.

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#33 Posted by Desmonic (19933 posts) -

Not sure how legit this is, but if it is, Sonic Mania is gonna have some cool tracks:

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#34 Posted by dynamitecop (6395 posts) -

Wait, so Nintendo's console is actually called the NX?

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#35 Posted by Telekill (8589 posts) -

Sonic Mania I'm actually excited for. Sonic 2017 is what... Sonic Generations 2?.. based on trailer.

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#36 Posted by GameboyTroy (9159 posts) -

https://youtu.be/A9nFyfWyW6A

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jgcBywKems

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#37 Posted by chocolate1325 (33007 posts) -

Just the fact you can play as Sonic,Tails or Knuckles is promising no Amy or Shadow the 3 classic characters from Sonic 3 and Knuckles.

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#38 Posted by Seabas989 (13261 posts) -

Sonic Mania looks like the true sequel to Sonic 3 and Knuckles so I am hyped for it.

The new 3D Sonic could be good. I did like Colors and Generations.

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#39 Posted by Postosuchus (623 posts) -

Great news about Mania! Been far too long since we've had a proper 2D entry and it looks like they're going back to the basics. The soundtrack reminds me a lot of Sonic CD too; here's hoping they're not using the level design of that game as inspiration too.

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#40 Posted by organic_machine (9968 posts) -

Sonic Mania looks great. Let's hope they know how to convey proper movement, unlike that doggy shite that was Sonic 4.

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#41 Posted by Techhog89 (3794 posts) -

@sHaDyCuBe321 said:

I think this might be a by more confirmation that NIntendo might actually go ahead and use the NX name though.

I've never seen a code name used in a trailer before. Anyone else seen something like this?

I have.

NX still isn't likely to be the final name.

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#42 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (29732 posts) -

Sonic Mania is also PC but not NX oddly. hmmm.

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#43 Posted by DJ-Lafleur (35604 posts) -

Never was that into the original Sonic trilogy, but maybe Sonic Mania will change my mind (not having to make me play some BS minigames to get Chaos Emeralds would be a nice start...)

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#44 Posted by PsychoLemons (3180 posts) -

I'm guessing Sonic Mania is what Sonic 4 wasn't.

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#45 Posted by AcidTango (1702 posts) -

Sonic Mania actually got me excited for it. Looks way better then Sonic The Hedgehog 4 episode1 and 2 ever did. Plus they brought back Sonic's original look then his current one. I always preferred his original design.

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#46 Edited by GreySeal9 (28247 posts) -

Sonic Mania looks way too much like the originals. It's good that it will play like the originals, but it needs a new aesthetic. It looks even safer and staler than the New Super Mario Bros games and that's saying something.

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#47 Posted by Gorillanator (867 posts) -

Nice to see so much positivity in here. Most of the Sonic threads I see are all full of people bashing the series. Even the classic Sonic games get crapped on sometimes.

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#48 Posted by Renegade_Fury (20675 posts) -
@Gorillanator said:

Nice to see so much positivity in here. Most of the Sonic threads I see are all full of people bashing the series. Even the classic Sonic games get crapped on sometimes.

Yeah, I'm enjoying it too, and seeing all the positive reactions brings a smile to my face.

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I love how the crowd got loud when Christian Whitehead's name appeared, and then blew up when it was revealed that Knuckles was playable.

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#49 Posted by NathanDrakeSwag (12942 posts) -

Sonic is trash.

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#50 Posted by Big_Pecks (5973 posts) -

This is literally the first thing to reference the NX so I'm glad we're starting off at rock bottom.

Holy shit this franchise doesn't know what to do with itself.