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Sonic Mania News


Sega held a panel at San Diego Comic-Con delving into the imminent Sonic Mania. Here’s a run-down of what was unveiled, with specific info courtesy of The Sonic Stadium.

First up we got some behind the scenes info. In early development the game was called Sonic Discovery, but it was only after the game was pitched to Sonic Team’s head Takashi Iizuka that the game was rechristened Sonic Mania. The early build the team pitched was also noteworthy for featuring a fully playable Studiopolis Zone.

We also get confirmation about the game’s story, which will be told through sprite-based cutscenes much like Sonic 3 & Knuckles. Early drafts featured Dr. Eggman retiring and his robots forming their own gang, the Hard Boiled Heavies. These villains got their own theme a few days ago, so while the story won’t be quite the same, they’ll still be a factor.

Attendees got a closer peek into the game’s narrative and characters thanks to a manual that was distributed to the audience. Give it a look

Mania will also be getting a fully animated intro courtesy of Tyson Hesse, who worked on the adorable animations seen in the pre-order trailer. This will be uploaded the day before release on August 14th if you can’t wait to see it in-game.

The most significant announcement, however, was of the game’s special stages, which look to take a page from Sonic CD’s, with Sonic chasing after a UFO.

The Tee Lopes-composed special stage music was also unveiled at the panel, and thankfully it was uploaded to YouTube earlier today. Check it out:


Sonic Mania launches August 15th for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC. We’ll be sure to bring more on the retro throwback as we approach release!

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SEGA Terminates SONIC THE HEDGEHOG License With ARCHIE COMICS, Talks About Future

Sega of America has terminated Archie Comics’ license to produce comic books based on its Sonic the Hedgehog.

“After 24 years of memorable storytelling, SEGA of America will conclude their Sonic the Hedgehog publishing partnership with Archie Comics,” stated a statement from SEGA. “This does not mark the end of Sonic in comics, but signifies SEGA of America’s decision to take a different direction for the series that will be announced at a later date. SEGA would like to thank Sonic’s amazing fans for their loyalty and passion over all the years. SEGA looks foward to providing more information soon.”

First launched in 1992, Archie produced over 280 issues of a Sonic the Hedgehog series as well as various spin-offs. In January 2017, the publisher abruptly cancelled all solicited Sonic-related titles (as well as a planned 2017 Free Comic Book Day title) and did not solicit any since.

When reached for comment earlier this month, an Archie Comics representative told Newsarama that communication with Sega was still ongoing to resume publishing of the titles.

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Sonic Mania

Sonic Mania new trailer!

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This summer The New Classic adventure Sonic game is coming to town!

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Play as Sonic, Tails, & Knuckles as you race through all-new Zones and fully re-imagined classics, each filled with exciting surprises and powerful bosses. Harness Sonic’s new Drop Dash, Tails’ flight, and Knuckles’ climbing abilities to overcome the evil Dr. Eggman’s robots. Discover a myriad of never-before-seen hidden paths and secrets!



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Sonic and Shadow Funny Animation


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