Twitter FB
An error has occurred

An error has occurred

An error has occurred
help serves cookies to personalise content, show advertisements and to analyse our traffic. Information about your use of this website may be shared with third parties.
More information OK
Sega delays Sonic Mania until summer 2017, Flying Battery Zone revealed in new trailer
Sonic Mania
Friday March 17th 2017 - 14:40 GMT
Sega delays Sonic Mania until summer 2017, Flying Battery Zone revealed in new trailer
Friday 17 March 2017 - 14:40 GMT

Sega has announced that it has delayed Sonic Mania. The 2D Sonic platform game was announced last year and is Sega's attempt to go back to its roots by staying true to the original 2D Sonic experience.

Sonic Mania features the classic 8-bit retro graphics from the first titles in an advanced engine capable of rendering the game in high definition resolutions. While the game mostly contains new worlds to play in, the game also brings back several classic levels to re-explore.
New in this Sonic title is the addition of a new movement skill called the "drop dash" that allows players to instantly accelerate upon landing on surfaces. The drop dash can be used to break through barricades and take out enemies.

According to the announcement, the team behind the game needs additional development time to ensure that it meets the expectations of its fans. The game was scheduled to be released this spring.

Along with the delay Sega has also released a new trailer for the game that gives viewers a first look at the Flying Battery Zone.

Sonic Mania is now scheduled to release sometime this summer for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
Read next:
New Sonic Mania gameplay video shows remixed version of Green Hill Zone
Read more about
Sonic Mania PC Xbox One PlayStation 4 Nintendo Switch
About the author
Raymond Bakker
Journalist and Software Developer at Moonlight Multimedia. He covers the latest video games news from indie to virtual reality and has been actively involved in the video games industry since the early 2000s.

Get the official mobile app