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Two new Sonic games seek to recapture the glory days

Sonic Mania, announced at Comic-Con, focuses on reimagining classic levels, while a new Sonic adventure features both retro and modern versions of Sonic.

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To celebrate the iconic blue hedgehog's 25th anniversary, Sega announced two new Sonic games at its San Diego Comic-Con party. The first reimagines iconic levels from Sonic's past, while the second is an untitled game that stars classic and modern versions of Sonic in a new adventure against Eggman.

Sonic Mania, a 2D platformer, features visuals and gameplay reminiscent of the classic Genesis games. It revamps zones and acts from Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD, Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic & Knuckles, in addition to introducing new ones. Players who attended the Sonic party got to try it out for themselves.

The second game, a new adventure helmed by the Sonic Team, features both classic and modern versions of Sonic, much like 2011's Sonic Generations. No title has been revealed, but we do know it's coming at holiday time 2017 on PS4, Xbox One and the Nintendo NX.

Sega made two additional Comic-Con announcements. For more, read the GameSpot story.