Sega Returns to its Roots with Sonic Mania

Sega is bringing back the classic Sonic gameplay and aesthetic with Sonic Mania. Scheduled for release in Spring of 2017, Sonic Mania is being marketed as a return to form for the blue hedgehog after years of misusing the icon and betraying the trust of longtime Sonic fans.

Sonic Mania is being developed by Christian Whitehead, Headcannon, and Pagoda West Games. It has not been explicitly stated whether or not Sega's internal Sonic development team has either worked on or influenced the game throughout its development. The game will be making its way to Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC next year.