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Sonic Mania intro video is a 90s nostalgia overload

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SEGA has unveiled a nostalgia-filled Sonic Mania intro video for you to feast your eyes on ahead of the game’s launch next week.

The intro sequence is a glorious tribute to the 90s, featuring animation and directional duties by Tyson Hesse, who cut his teeth on a number of projects including the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics. In addition, it features a pulse-pounding soundtrack by Hyper Potions.

Sonic Mania will be spin-dashing its way onto PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on August 15, 2017. SEGA recently showcased a number of new modes for the platform title, including the game’s bonus and special stages, plus the competitive multiplayer mode.

The game is very much a love letter to retro Sonic fans, featuring classic 2D platforming action with sumptuous old-school aesthetic, which harkens back to the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive games.

Sonic Mania features a number of classic Sonic levels such as Green Hill and Chemical Plant, while throwing in a number of all=new stages to keep things fresh. Three playable characters are available in the game, namely the Spiky Speedster himself alongside companions Tails and Knuckles the Echidna.