Sonic Mania is the Blue Blur’s return to glorious pixelated 2D, and it features a mixture of entirely new areas and remixed zones from past Sonic games. As fans wait for this throwback to the days when Sonic gave Nintendo’s mustachioed plumber a run for his money, the development team has been showing gameplay footage here and there.
Today’s footage covers Flying Battery Zone – Act 1, showing Knuckles in action. It looks just like a classic Sonic game, though it does show off a new trick: The magnets will now attract the player’s lightning shield. That’s a nice touch!
Sonic Mania was recently delayed from Spring to some unspecified time in 2017. However, GameStop may have accidentally revealed the new release date.