Sonic Mania screenshot of Tails bonus Special Stage

Sonic Mania is an upcoming 2D Sonic game designed to be as faithful to the original classics as possible, while also bringing in enough interesting innovations of its own to keep things fresh. What this means in gameplay terms is that you will have new moves to mess around with, new maps with an even greater focus on speed and exploration, as well as a whole bunch of special bonus stages with their own unique twist on the gameplay.

If you're wondering what this might look like, wonder no more as the developers have just recently posted a video detailing all of the Special Stages, Bonuses, and Time Attack game mode. The video is only around two minutes long, but I would highly recommend you give it a look as it really shows how much the developers care about making Sonic Mania the best game it can possible be. But enough rambling from me, here's the video:

If all of this seems like something you would love to get your hands on, you're in luck as Sonic Mania will be coming to PC and consoles this August 15th. As for the price tag, you can expect to grab it for a surprisingly reasonable $20, along with a 10% discount for anyone willing to pre-order. If you would like to learn more, or just check out some of the fancy screenshots, you'll find what you seek on Steam or the official website.

A special bonus stage from Sonic Mania