Sonic Mania Delayed Until Summer, Project Sonic Becomes Sonic Forces

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.

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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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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