Game developers decided to postpone the launch of Sonic Mania until summer. On March 16, Sega hosted a meeting at SXSW where developers revealed more details about two new games. What it was previously known as Project Sonic 2017 has now been named Sonic Mania. Apparently, the new game was delayed from spring to summer. Nevertheless, game developers did not reveal a specific release date.
Sonic Mania was delayed, but Sonic Forces will be launched soon
Probably, fans are anxious to find out more about the game and its innovative features. Thus, Sega has teased some new enemies, an edition of a vinyl album for collectors, preorder bonuses, but also the return of the Flying Battery Zone, making its comeback from Sonic 3. Now, Project Sonic 2017 is officially named Sonic Forces. The new game is working on a new engine known as The Hedgehog Engine 2.
The most significant purpose of the engine is to render shadows and to light very fast. Moreover, gamers should expect to have the chance to play three distinct playstyles, based on the three particular character designs.
Luckily, the game is bound to be released later this year. The name represents a reference to the endless fight between good forces and evil forces, being the central theme of this new game. Sega also revealed a short video unveiling the first gameplay from Sonic Forces. Game developers introduced some third-person gameplay where Sonic was moving through the city which was shown in the trailer from last year.
Gamers found out more details about the world of Sonic Forces
Sega stated that the fantastic team at Tantalus designed Sonic Mania to be used on Nintendo Switch as well. Even if Sonic Mania was delayed, at least gamers can enjoy the new Sonic Forces game. Sega suggested that the world of Sonic Forces is a lot darker, introducing a spirited setting. Game developers also revealed the scale of the enemies in this game and their locations.
The game trailer was announced to be launched on March 17 for every gamer and fan out there to watch. Every level will unfold for the gamer several paths. Moreover, game developers will introduce two more styles of gameplay. One of them is centered around the classic character Sonic, as seen in the trailer. Both games were designed to be launched for PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PS4. If gamers still need to wait for Sonic Mania, at least they will be waiting while playing Sonic Forces.
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