Reception at Launch Will Dictate Sonic Mania’s Future
Sonic Mania’s future is dependent on how the public will receive it at its launch. There are actually two Sonic games coming out this year which are Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces.
If you compare the two games, Sonic Forces is actually more up to date and is aimed at the mainstream crowd while Sonic Mania, on the other hand, is based on the original 90’s video game that is purely 2D and is not quite sure what crowd the game would target.
An interview with Takashi Iizuka, the head of the Sonic Team said that Sonic Mania is specifically targeting 2D fans.
“In the past few decades Sonic games have been trying to target a broader audience from kids to adults. And Forces has that same idea, so that means a wider range of characters that we know children like. Even when other fans may not quite be as keen.
But for Mania it’s kind of like a new approach. To target specifically 2D fans. So we don’t know whether it’ll be accepted positively in the market. We’ll find out after the game’s release, and we can figure out the direction of future titles seeing the reaction.”
We are pretty sure that there is a market for 2D games especially for those who grew up when the game released in the 90’s.
Sonic Mania is expected to launch on 15 August for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.Also if you haven’t seen it yet here is the Sonic Mania pre-order trailer: