Sonic Mania (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC)

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by TimmiT, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. TimmiT

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    Congrats, after being a part of this forum for three years, you've finally managed to make the observation that it's filled with overly analytical nerds analysing cartoony video games. + - And you're one of them. :specialed:  

    Anyway, some actual news: the game can now be pre-purchased on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/584400/Sonic_Mania/

    The normal price is $19.99, and it's 10% off if you pre-purchase.
     
  2. synchronizer

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    There is no mac version planned for sure, yes? (despite the fact that the original in-development retro engine could build for mac)
     
  3. TimmiT

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    None has been announced, and Steam only lists a Windows version.
     
  4. ashthedragon

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    Playstation and Xbox listings are up too. Playstation pre-order gives you 6 avatars and 3 themes.
    https://store.playstation.com/#!/es-es/juego/sonic-mania/cid=EP0177-CUSA07010_00-SONICMANIAEUPORD

    https://www.microsoft.com/es-ES/store/p/Sonic-Mania/BXH46NQT9W4Q
     
  5. TimmiT

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    That trailer! Are these animatics being used to tease in-game cutscenes? Hnnng
     
  7. minichapman

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    Stardust Speedway? Sweet!

    NOTE: The elevator floors list sonic 1,2,3, Knuckles and Mania. No Sonic 4 in sight.
     
  8. Zephyr

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    HNNNNNNG
     
  9. Slingerland

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    hueh heh
     
  10. Zephyr

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    Was anyone else getting Bridge Zone vibes from the music?
     
  11. Arique

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    Preordered on Xbox One, and preordering on PC once I get paid Friday. Let's go!
     
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  13. LukyHRE

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    I am about to literally cry. That animation, that music, that SONIC 4 ABSENCE.

    I'm crying, preordering now.
     
  14. Spanner

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    Sonic 4 did not happen, do you understand?

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  15. Zephyr

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    >Sonic 4 didn't happen because it's not listed on the elevator
    But neither is Sonic CD. :v:
     
  16. MykonosFan

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    >Sonic CD level in trailer
    >no "CD" button on elevator

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    I demand answers. :colbert: Nah but that's a fantastic trailer. Hype got.
     
  17. Ashura96

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    It's hard to place CD in a linear fashion since it was being developed concurrently with Sonic 2 and could have potentially been released before Sonic 2.
     
  18. Beltway

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    Christ that animation is beautiful! It also looks like we're going to get a series of shorts too, given how most of the animation were rough sketches (up until it turned into color) and it didn't have that Hard-Boiled Heavy scene we found a few weeks ago. I'm beyond excite. (Also, gotta love the bunny ears drawn before being replaced with the hedgehog ears. Callback to when Sonic was initially designed to be a rabbit.)

    Stardust Speedway Past looks excellent too, and it seems the Flying Battery level looks like the Act 2 boss has been re-purposed into a crusher.

    One last thing--interesting that the trailer ends specifically citing that "digital pre-order now available". Wonder if it means that a retail release may be in the works. If so, great. Game needs as much exposure as possible.

    Now if you excuse me... *goes off to open Steam account*
     
  19. Zenor

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    Stardust Speedway past? That's an interesting choice. I thought they'd pick something like Quartz Quadrant instead, but I suppose they picked it to take the spot of the speedy level, since it is a pretty good one at that.
     
  20. minichapman

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    I suppose the argument there could be that CD wasn't a sequel per se.