Sonic Mania artwork and logo

Sonic Mania is an upcoming 2D Sonic game designed to be as close to the original as possible, while also bringing in some interesting innovations of its own. The most important of these is the improved map design, which for the original Sonic games was a bit lackluster given how many platforming sections required you to move at a snail's pace in a game designed around ridiculous speeds.

If you're wondering what these improvements might look like in gameplay terms, wonder no more as the developers have released a trailer showcasing the new and improved Chemical Plant zone - one of the most annoying areas from the originals. The changes, as you'll see, are pretty damn awesome! Have a look:

Sonic Mania will be coming to the PC and consoles on August 15th at a surprisingly reasonable $20 price tag, along with a 10% discount for anyone willing to pre-order. If you would like to learn more, or just check out a couple of screenshots from the other zones, head over to either the official website or Steam.

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