Sonic Mania official artwork and logo

For those of you that might not be aware, Sonic Mania is a brand new 2D Sonic game heavily inspired by the original. There will be new zones and remixed classic levels, new gameplay mechanics to keep that "gotta go fast" attitude alive despite the various platforming challenges, and three playable characters to toy around with: Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles.

If you're interested in how close Sonic Mania emulates the original, and what all of the new improvements look like, you'll find the recently posted gameplay video down below. If you find the developer commentary to be distracting you can find raw gameplay footage by heading over here instead. Anyway, here's the video:

There is currently no release date set for Sonic Mania, but according to a recent announcement its going to come in the second quarter of 2017. To learn more you should head over to the official website, but do keep in mind that concrete information is currently in short supply. And since I can offer you very little else, allow me to send you off with a couple of colorful images:

Sonic Mania screenshot of the reworked Green Hills zone

Sonic Mania screenshot showing a bunch of rings

Sonic Mania screenshot of a boss fight

A very colorful screenshot from Sonic Mania

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