Sonic Mania Opening Animation Races Into View


With four days until the game’s release, SEGA has revealed the opening animation to Sonic Mania.

This sees Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles race through a colourful, unfolding world, but soon come under the watchful gaze of Dr. Robotnik and the Hard-Boiled Heavies boss characters.

Tyson Hesse animated and directed the sequence, with Hyper Potions having penned the custom music that accompanies it.

Sonic Mania returns you to the blue blur’s side-scrolling era, re-imagining iconic Zones and Acts plucked from Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD and Sonic The Hedgehog 3 and Knuckles, as well as throwing in entirely new Zones with all-new Acts and boss fights.

Sonic Mania will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on August 15th.

Alex Seedhouse
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