Do we think we need more Sonic the Hedgehog games in our lives? Probably not. If you’re SEGA you’re still trying to find ways to match the SEGA Mega versions and in 2017 they’ll be lauching two games in their efforts to finally get it right.
On Friday evening a Sonic event took place to celebrate his 25th anninversary. The first game is currently known as Project Sonic, though the below trailer does not tell you too much. All you know is that the world has moved into its darkest hour and that it needs a hero. Well, two actually. The team who worked on Sonic Colours and Sonic Generations (the two better modern Sonic games) will be developing this particular game and it’ll star both the modern and old Sonic character style.
The second game includes some gameplay footage and is titled Sonic Mania. It’ll feature re-imagined levels from Sonic 1, 2, 3 and Sonic CD, along with some brand zones. It’s got Christian Whitehead working on the game (who is known for creating ports of the original Sonic games that been held in high regard by Sonic fans), along with two other studios. Sonic Team is however nowhere to be found. You’ll be able to play as Sonic, Tails or Knuckles and they’ll all be able to pull off a brand new ‘drop dash’ move. This one in particular is looking very promising.
Both games are scheduled to launch in 2017, though we don’t have an exact date just yet. Project Sonic will head to PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo NX, while Sonic Mania will skip Nintendo’s new console.