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Sonic Mania Delayed Until Summer, Project Sonic Becomes Sonic Forces

The retro Sonic title has been pushed back and the latest game has a name.

News by Mike Williams, .

At SXSW, Sega announced that Sonic Mania has been delayed from Spring until Summer. The game still lacks a firm release date, only working with a vague release window. Sonic Mania is a platformer by Headcannon and PagodaWest Games that uses the visual style of the original Sega Genesis games, but with a mix of classic and all-new levels. Sonic Mania is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

Sega showed off the Flying Battery Zone at SXSW, a set of stages that originally appeared in Sonic & Knuckles.

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Sega has revealed the next Sonic game, which looks back for inspiration.

During the same panel, Sega also revealed that Project Sonic 2017 finally has a full title: Sonic Forces. A brief gameplay video shown at the panel looked like a modern sequel to Sonic Adventure, with Sonic running at high-speed through a city under attack. Sega will be showing more from the game today. Sonic Forces is scheduled to launch in 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

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  • Avatar for CK20XX #1 CK20XX 7 months ago
    I don't mind 2017's game of the year getting pushed back a bit just to make sure it becomes game of the year.

    ...what? No-no, Breath of the Wild can't be game of the year because it got a 7 out of 10.
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  • Avatar for MarioIV #2 MarioIV 7 months ago
    Sonic Forces looks like a Minions phone game.
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  • Avatar for SIGGYZtar #3 SIGGYZtar 7 months ago
    What if Sega trolled us and remade Dragon Force with Sonic characters?
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  • Avatar for thewonps #4 thewonps 7 months ago
    @SIGGYZtar Selling that Saturn classic was the biggest mistake my younger self ever made. Insane what it goes for these days!
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  • Avatar for thewonps #5 thewonps 7 months ago
    Sonic Forces should be good if it's a proper sequel to Sonice Generations and doesn't try to change things too much. We will see.
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