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Sonic Mania (August 15th 2017, Christian Whitehead, PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch) - The New Classic

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1 hour ago, Tenko said:

I keep waiting for a nod to X-Treme since it's supposed to be as if the classic series continued into the Saturn Era. Nothing yet.

There is a very madcap way that this could happen, though it would have required possibly confusing (possibly not!) extra work by the team.  I do wonder though!!   

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If the Sega marketing team hadn't had the bright idea of renaming the upcoming mobile project as Sonic 4 then we wouldn't be in this situation. It shouldn't even be a thing, it wasnt even meant to be Sonic 4 in the first place.

Then they compound that issue by not even finishing up the project, and thus leaving an unfinished story arc. Which also really messed up where Sonic CD was meant to cannonically take place in the timeline.

Personally I too would rather it was just chalked up to a massive balls up and forgotten about. That or somehow overwritten. It's basically the '06 of the classic series. Except '06 had the decency to write itself out of existence at the end of its story haha.

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1 minute ago, Tenko said:

If the Sega marketing team hadn't had the bright idea of renaming the upcoming mobile project as Sonic 4 then we wouldn't be in this situation. It shouldn't even be a thing, it wasnt even meant to be Sonic 4 in the first place.

Then they compound that issue by not even finishing up the project, and thus leaving an unfinished story arc. Which also really messed up where Sonic CD was meant to cannonically take place in the timeline.

Personally I too would rather it was just chalked up to a massive balls up and forgotten about. That or somehow overwritten. It's basically the '06 of the classic series. Except '06 had the decency to write itself out of existence at the end of its story haha.

Sonic 4 and Sonic Chronicles will FOREVER f-ing haunt me for the cliffhangers. Good games or not I friggin LOATHE that kind of unfinished stuff.

 

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To be fair to Sonic Chronicles its cliffhanger was spinetingling, I did really want to see a sequel just to find out how it would get resolved. Eggman actually winning, even if for a while is an interesting concept. That's one thing P2017 has going for it.

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3 minutes ago, Tenko said:

To be fair to Sonic Chronicles its cliffhanger was spinetingling, I did really want to see a sequel just to find out how it would get resolved. Eggman actually winning, even if for a while is an interesting concept. That's one thing P2017 has going for it.

I think it really showed an awesome side to Eggman, sending the characters off in an attempt to "help" them only for the cast to return and find he planted a big middle finger in their face and already had the world conquered from the looks of it.

Really was tasty. Bad game perhaps, but the story was well worth seeing through until the end.

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7 hours ago, cwmnopwr said:

What if it's simply the demo being available? The leg is something for us to chew on until we get the full cluck with the final release date, to be announced at the show?

Please, no thanks. Dataminers and YouTubers will ruin everything.

7 hours ago, Cyrus said:

So it could either be another trailer or teaser or, most likely, a silly little video that will allow us to take a close gander at... an addition of vague details which all collectively make up a major truth...

Aaron has already said there will be no new trailers before launch.

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According to Amazon, the Collector's Edition will release May 31, or at least that's the date they moved it to after March a few months back. Says it will arrive on June 2. Don't know whether it's a placeholder or not, but that does sound believable, considering we haven't gotten too much promotion of the game lately, and it seems like tomorrow they're going to start making up for that before the other larger gaming conventions start happening. Sounds like it might literally be a Summer of Sonic after all.

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4 minutes ago, Her0 said:

According to Amazon, the Collector's Edition will release May 31, or at least that's the date they moved it to after March a few months back. Says it will arrive on June 2. Don't know whether it's a placeholder or not, but that does sound believable, considering we haven't gotten too much promotion of the game lately, and it seems like tomorrow they're going to start making up for that before the other larger gaming conventions start happening. Sounds like it might literally be a Summer of Sonic after all.

If it's the end of a month, it's likely a placeholder. Game releases typically happen on Tuesdays too, it'd be weird to miss that by a day (May 31st is a Wednesday.) It's also been listed as that for quite some time, Amazon has had that as the placeholder date for PC editions ever since I pre-ordered back when the CE was first announced.

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1 hour ago, CleverSonicUsername said:

If it's the end of a month, it's likely a placeholder. Game releases typically happen on Tuesdays too, it'd be weird to miss that by a day (May 31st is a Wednesday.) It's also been listed as that for quite some time, Amazon has had that as the placeholder date for PC editions ever since I pre-ordered back when the CE was first announced.

Odd, could have sworn it said March originally. Oh well. Summer still sounds more likely at this point, but I guess we'll see in a few hours.

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Hmm, is there a certain time they usually post up videos on Youtube or is it more of a "whenever we feel like it" situation with them? Wondering since they had to end up delaying the teaser for today.

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16 minutes ago, Her0 said:

Odd, could have sworn it said March originally. Oh well. Summer still sounds more likely at this point, but I guess we'll see in a few hours.

It may have for other systems, PC is the only one I really focused on.

I kinda doubt we'll get a release date in a few hours, I imagine since they're focusing on the 16th, anything before there would probably be superficial by comparison. We could totally get something, maybe a piece of art or a screenshot, but my money is on anything substantial being reserved for the panel.

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11 minutes ago, Ajavalo said:

This twitter post by Stealth seems... Stealthy:

https://twitter.com/HCStealth/status/840032825650769920

Hmm. I find it interesting that they decided to go with some sort of announcement today, instead of saving this for the big news blowout next Saturday. Maybe they don't want it to be overshadowed by the news next week?

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1 hour ago, Zippo said:

Hmm. I find it interesting that they decided to go with some sort of announcement today, instead of saving this for the big news blowout next Saturday. Maybe they don't want it to be overshadowed by the news next week?

*Thursday.

I think it's just a teaser, with more to come at the SXSW event next week.

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Looks cool. A lot of new stuff within the level making it look a lot more fun to run through.

For some reason I'm reminded of the E-Series robots from Adventure with the Hard Boiled Heavies reveal.

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New Eggrobos! Cool. Hohoo me and the other guy called it! I knew it was extremely doubtful it was Metal's leg.

Hmm still wondering what the Eggman boss fights are like in this game... We haven't seen a living lick of him anywhere. But I'm assuming he's in it still.

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16 minutes ago, Tracker_TD said:

http://www.gameinformer.com/games/sonic_mania/b/playstation4/archive/2017/03/10/classic-sonic-with-a-new-spin.aspx

 

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Ladies and Gentlemen; THE HARD-BOILED HEAVIES.

This is Heavy Gunner, the boss of Studiopolis Act 1.

looks like they changed knuckles route for studiopolis 1. Also, Eggrobo in the Eggmobile. looks like knux gets tricked again.

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