A new 2D Sonic game is coming, and it looks absolutely fantastic

Above Sonic Mania debuts on August 15 for

Above Sonic Mania debuts on August 15 for

As evidenced in the latest clip, Sonic Mania will allow fans to "run, fly, climb (and glide, and punch, too)" while playing through completely updated classic levels and taking on all-new bosses.

Now, it looks like the exact release date for Blue Blur's much-awaited game has been inadvertently revealed on the game's Steam page, with a trailer hinting its availability on August 15.

"Experience the ultimate celebration of past and future in Sonic Mania, an all-new 2D Sonic adventure running at a crisp 60FPS with stunning HD retro-style graphics", says Sega (via Gematsu). I've just wanted a classic revival and this looks like a natural evolution of where Sonic & Knuckles left off. Harness Sonic's new drop dash, Tails' flight, and Knuckles' climbing abilities to overcome the evil Dr. Eggman's robots.

Sonic Mania won't be the only Sonic game releasing this year, as the 3D Sonic Forces is also set for a 2017 launch. Get ready for Sonic Mania.

Pre-orders for digital versions of Sonic Mania, which will cost $19.99, are now live on Steam and the Xbox Games Store.

In the official page of "Sonic Mania" on Steam, European fans who watch the initial trailer that plays automatically on the website in full will get to see the August 15 release date of the game.

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