Sonic Mania's new release date and trailer will make you believe in the hedgehog again

Sonic Mania's return to '90s high-speed sidescrolling action has a release date: August 15. It also has a new trailer with equal parts lovely sketch animations, nostalgia-laden pixel art, and some rad chiptune rock.

If you're one of those lapsed Sonic fans who wishes Sega would go back to the good old Genesis days, this is your moment. Or if you're more excited to see the future of Sonic with Sonic Forces, Sonic Mania should at least be a nice little appetizer at just $19.99 (UK price TBA). It'll be available on PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.

For more needlemouse nostalgia, read our list of the best Sonic games of all time, or join us as we explain 59 Sonic games each in 10 words or less.

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.