VIDEO: Sonic Mania Opening Animation Officially Released

While today’s leak of Sonic Mania will have us dodging spoilers for the next five days, there is one upside to it: SEGA has decided to release Sonic Mania’s opening animation early! Originally scheduled for the 14th, this animation continues where the animated pre-order trailer left off. Like the pre-order trailer, this was directed by former Archie Sonic artist Tyson Hesse.


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  1. I’m gonna resist the urge to watch it and wait to see it when I first boot up the game.

    5 Days. This will be the biggest test of my willpower in a LONG time.

    1. I respect that. I was tempted to suggest that in the article. XD Definitely a nice thing to save for first boot-up. This is a gorgeous opening.

  2. Not bad at all! It’s not the Sonic CD intro but still very good, also I’m glad the Hard Boiled Heavies are prominent in the story.

  3. Sweet intro, but it feels like something’s missing. This one started in the elevator. Didn’t we get a tease a while back of them entering the elevator?

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