Sonic Mania Opening Animation & Launch Trailer is Nothing But Retro Goodness

Sonic Mania, the 2D Sprite based platform from Christian Whitehead and SEGA, comes to the Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One as a Digital Download tomorrow (15th August 2017) and to celebrate the publisher have not only released a launch trailer but the games opening animation.

For starters the opening animation, of which uses a similar design style to the Sonic CD animation, sees Sonic, Tails and Knuckles leaving the elevator – the same elevator seen within one of the earlier announcement trailers – as they enter the hub world that extends to the various game worlds. The opening animation is ‘superb’ and also has a catchy soundtrack; but alas that is part of the charm of Sonic games – the amazing soundtrack.

The second video meanwhile is the games official launch trailer which gives a rundown of the main gameplay features of Sonic Mania; such as reimagined classic levels, new boss fights and competitive gameplay modes. This launch trailer also features segments of the opening animation seen above.

Sonic Mania will be available as a digital download for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One on the 15th August 2017. The PC version meanwhile will be available from the 29th August 2017. A Collectors Edition, featuring the game in digital form along with a statue of Sonic the Hedgehog, will also be available.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

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