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Gotta go slower: Sonic Mania delayed on PC

Hogamaniacs might scream “Gotta go fast!” while slamming chili dogs and practising roly-polies, but sometimes a ‘hog has gotta go slow. Platforming remix-o-rama Sonic Mania [official site] is delayed once again, though this time only the PC release is affected. Sonic’s retro adventure is due out on Tuesday but, alas, the PC version is now delayed to August 29th. Mate, given how many modern Sonic games are rubbo, I do not mind waiting another fortnight for one which looks like it might be pretty decent.

Sonic Mania riffs on stages from classic Sonics from back in the day, revisiting and remixing some levels as well as adding new creations of its own. It also has a new and improved split-screen competitive mode. It’s made by real Sonic fans too, folks who cut their teeth on fan games.

The game was originally due in spring but ended up delayed to summer before getting a release date of August 15th. Now, on we go. A friend of Sonic’s tweeted the bad news today:

“In Sonic Mania, quality and attention to detail are some of the most important things for our team. We accept nothing but the best for Sonic Mania, and that’s why we want to spend a little more time to polish the PC version of the game’s release, which we plan to complete by August 29th.”

Well alrighty then.

Folks who pre-ordered are being given Sonic 1 on Steam in apology, or a spare gift copy if they already have it.

Sonic Mania will cost £14.99/19,99€/$19.99.

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