Sega has announced that Sonic Mania will no longer launch in spring 2017, instead the game will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC in summer 2017.
Alongside the delay announcement, a new gameplay trailer was released showing off the updated version of the Flying Battery Zone from Sonic 3 and Knuckles.
Sonic Mania mixes reimagined iconic Zones and Acts from Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD and Sonic The Hedgehog 3 and Knuckles, with completely new Zones, Acts, and bosses.
“Sonic Mania was born out of our fans’ love of the classic Sonic 2D platform games,” said Takashi Iizuka, Head of Sonic Team, when the game was announced. “This type of collaboration is a first for SEGA and we hope everyone will be both surprised and delighted by this title. Sonic Mania has been a passion project for the entire team and we look forward to sharing more details about it later this year. Having the game actually playable at the event itself tonight was testament to the dedication of the team behind it.”