Sonic Mania screenshot of Tails in action

Sonic Mania is a brand new 2D Sonic game heavily inspired by the original classics. Once it arrives this summer it will bring with it remixed classic levels alongside new zones, new gameplay mechanics and skills in order to keep the gameplay as fast-paced as possible, and three playable characters to mess around with: Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles.

If you're up for a brief preview that showcases pretty much all of that, look no further than the video down below. It features the Flying Battery Zone from Sonic 3 and Knuckles, as well as a couple of scenes with each of the three characters, which means this is the first reveal of the new and improved Knuckles! Have a look:

Since this video is a bit too brief to give you a good idea of what Sonic Mania is all about you can check out a significantly longer gameplay preview by heading over here. The video features the new and improved Green Hill Zone alongside some developer commentary, so it should adequately showcase what Sonic Mania brings to the table when compared to the classics its quite clearly emulating. But if you don't feel like listening to the developer you can find raw gameplay footage by heading over here instead. Enjoy!