Sonic Mania Might Have Accidentally Revealed Summer Release Date

Sonic Mania Might Have Accidentally Revealed Summer Release Date

It'll still be a couple months 'til you're rolling around at the speed of sound.

Sonic Mania, the 2D throwback Sonic game releasing across PC, PS4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch this summer, may have just leaked its release date. Appearing in the featured trailer across the European region of Steam, Sonic Mania is slapped with a release date of August 15th, 2017. On the U.S. Steam page, however, there is still the vague window of “Summer 2017.”

You can find a direct link to the trailer that appears on European Steam pages here, and see the potentially leaked release date below, as screencapped by Nibel on Twitter.

Sonic Mania was announced in July 2016 at the 25th Anniversary Sonic Event. The game is being heralded as a return to the classic era of Sonic games—sprites, 2D side-scrolling, colorful levels, and all. The game was initially announced for release this spring, until it was delayed to this summer. Sonic Mania’s being joined by Sonic Forces, the shiny 3D Sonic game (complete with character customization, for better or for worse) that will be seeing release sometime this holiday season. Hopefully, we’ll finally be getting our hands on the nostalgia-baiting Sonic Mania in August after all.

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Caty McCarthy

Features Editor

Caty McCarthy is a former freelance writer whose work has appeared in Kill Screen, VICE, The AV Club, Kotaku, Polygon, and IGN. When she's not blathering into a podcast mic, reading a book, or playing a billion video games at once, she's probably watching Terrace House or something. She is currently USgamer's official altgame enthusiast.

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