GamesBeat's Mike Minotti is going to be ecstatic. While Sonic Mania will arrive on August 15, 2017, Sonic Forces will show up in Q4 2017. It is a throwback to classic Sonic, but with 60 FPS gameplay and improved physics. Digital preorders are now available for Sonic Mania on Steam and Xbox One, and will be for PlayStation as well later today.
The retro-inspired platformer will launch for Switch and other platforms on August 15, for US$19.99/C$25.99. We're still waiting on an official release date for that game, but more information is expected to be coming at E3 2017.
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The discounted price compared to full retail games suggests that the franchise isn't necessarily at its peak.
Sonic fans, clear your calendar for August 15th! I count about 27 games on major platforms to date, with sales estimated at 87.8 million units. The game's developers include Christian Whitehead and Simon Thomley, who are both renowned for developing great ports of older Sonic games. Harness Sonic's new drop dash, Tails' flight, and Knuckles' climbing abilities to overcome the evil Dr. Eggman's robots.
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The previously announced Collector's Edition of Sonic Mania can be preordered here for a limited time. Stay informed about the latest game dev tools and tips. The news of the delay was a bummer, but it's good to know when we will finally be able to get our hands on this game.
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