Sonic, a game that won the hearts of many players around the world, recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary in a sold-out event that was celebrated on Friday evening during the San Diego Comic-Con which was held at the House of Blues. During this event, SEGA lifted the lid off of two Sonic games namely Sonic Mania and another original game which hasn’t received an official title yet. The games are scheduled for release in 2017 and will be released across both PC and major gaming consoles.
Sonic Mania will basically be the nostalgic 2D game, bearing pixel-style art and the classic gameplay that the game was known for. The game would be based on reimagining the iconic Zones and Acts from the original Sonic games which include, Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2 and Sonic The Hedgehog 3 (which marked the debut of Knuckles). Further, the game will also include completely new zones and bosses. The game will be developed by SEGA of America and PagodaWest Games will be collaborating in the project. The game will be available for a digital download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC during the Spring of 2017.
The original title that was unveiled at the end of the event is being developed by the Sonic Team who was behind the crafting of Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations. This title would be coming out in the holiday season of 2017 and would be available for both digital and retail purchase. The game would be coming out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo NX. Further information was promised to be released at a later date.
During the event it was also revealed Sonic Dash, the mobile game, has been downloaded over 200 million times and in order to mark the celebration of the 25th Anniversary, the mobile game would have a special in-game event. The event would include the Green Hill Zone as a playable area while also allowing Classic Sonic as a playable character. The event is scheduled to last a week during which players can unlock both the zone and the character; once unlocked, players can play with this even after the event wraps up. The game is free to download, however, there are optional in-game purchases. The game is available from Google’s Play Store, Apple’s App Store, Amazon Underground and Windows Phone Store.