Two New Sonic Games!
Who doesn’t remember Sonic the Hedgehog, right? The first game in the series was published by Sega in 1991, and went on to become a huge success, subsequently resulting in several sequels. With recent games having not exactly wowed audiences, it is apparent that some new game changing content was required to bring back, what is possibly one of the best known gaming mascots of all time. And therefore, to celebrate 25 years of the iconic blue character, its maker is releasing two new games next year, in 2017.
‘Sonic Mania’, the first of the two games will be a 2D-style game that will be a throwback of sorts to the original (almost a tribute, really) is slated for a Spring 2017 release. The other, called ‘Project Sonic 2017’ will feature a 3D version that will feature both classic and modern versions of Sonic, pitted against Doctor Eggman. This game will be released towards the end of 2017 to cash in on the holiday season and will be made available on PS4, Xbox One and the Nintendo NX. ‘Sonic Mania’ will stay truer to the original, and will as a result revamp zones and acts from Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sonic CD, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, as well as Sonic & Knuckles. In addition, to draw in players, there will be other new ones as well.
So, why the hype around these new releases anyway? In addition to the fact that it is about Sonic, after all, the people who are working on the project are making gamers sit up and pay closer attention. They not only have a proven track record of remastering the original games, but make it even more exciting by delivering new levels which match some of Sonic’s iconic titles, in terms of style as well as adventure levels.
What remains to be seen though, is how audiences will take to the revamped Sonic, even with the modern touch given to it. Will players from the 90s give in to that heady dose of nostalgia? Will Project Sonic 2017 actually work, given that we are now over two decades away from what gaming in the 90s was? The only way to find out is to wait until next year for these releases, and guess what – the trailers do show a lot of promise! Are you excited about the new Sonic games? Do let us know!
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by techtalks @TechTalks August 8, 2016 10:29 AM UTC