Flashback to Sega and Sonic’s past.
Sonic Mania will be released on August 15 for the PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, alongside a special collector’s edition.
Featuring a 12-inch statue of Sonic standing atop a Sega Genesis (which plays the classic “Sega!” startup sound), a collector’s card, a Genesis-style cartridge, collectible Sonic ring, and a code for Mania, the Collector’s Edition is currently available to preorder for $69.99. Check out our unboxing of the special edition above, or dive into our gallery below for a closer look at what’s included.
Sonic Mania combines remixes of classic 2D Sonic levels with brand new areas and elements, while also including secret areas that act as homage to certain Sonic games.
Sonic Team’s Takashi Iizuka also recently spoke about how the future of whether more 2D Sonic games are made could be informed by the success of Mania.
The PC version of Sonic Mania has been delayed days ahead of the originally intended release date.
Jonathon Dornbush is an Associate Editor for IGN who may have already played the “Sega!” sound effect on the statue a few dozen times. Find him on Twitter @jmdornbush.