Sega’s Sonic Mania future will depend on how the game is accepted when it launches. Two Sonic games are actually coming out this year- Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces.
Sonic Forces is a more updated game as compared to Sonic Mania which is purely 2D and is based on the original 90’s game. Also, Sonic Forces is aimed at a more mainstream crowd while for Sonic Mania, well they have yet to know.
A recent interview with the head of the Sonic Team, Takashi Iizuka said that they are specifically targeting 2D fans for Sonic Mania.
“In the past few decades Sonic games have been trying to target a broader audience from kids to adults. And Forces has that same idea, so that means a wider range of characters that we know children like. Even when other fans may not quite be as keen.
But for Mania it’s kind of like a new approach. To target specifically 2D fans. So we don’t know whether it’ll be accepted positively in the market. We’ll find out after the game’s release, and we can figure out the direction of future titles seeing the reaction.”
We are pretty sure that there is a market for 2D games especially for those who grew up when the game released in the 90’s.
Sonic Mania is expected to launch on 15 August for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Also if you haven’t seen it yet here is the Sonic Mania pre-order trailer:
The 90’s hit is making a remastered come back this coming 15 August as Sonic Mania. Here’s another chance to play as the iconic Sonic the Hedgehog, Miles “Tails” Prower, and Knuckles the Echidna.