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SEGA reveals Sonic Mania’s opening animation

Posted on August 10, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos

With Sonic Mania’s launch just on the horizon, SEGA has unveiled the official opening animation for Sonic Mania – and it’s glorious. Check it out below.

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  • Exposer

    I really liked this and im not a Sonic fan.

  • Umegames Official
  • Billy Bob Throrton

    Flicky > Mappy

  • Bap

    And I was told on this website nobody asked for a Genesis styled Sonic game.

    • Toadlord

      I didn’t, but I sure would have asked for this soundtrack if all the songs are this good.

      • Bap

        I’ve heard of the composers music before on soundcloud. It should be a great OST.

    • Hidden Flare

      Well like we say for a lot of nintendo games, which can be applied for this sega game, there are a lot of things you don’t ask for that works out well.

  • RoadyMike

    inb4 “omg they should make another animated show!!!”
    It seriously looks like a fan made animation. Not sure if I’d say it’s a good or bad thing, it just does

    • Reggie

      They probably hired a western animation studio to produce this, that or someone professionally talented. I wouldn’t necessarily compare it with fan made animations as this is much higher quality made.

      • TruExtent

        “Animated and Directed by Tyson Hesse,”
        I dunno, sound likes it was close to a one man effort. Though Hesse says on Twitter he got help. Regardless, I think it’s safe to say this is a fan animation rather than a studio’s effort.

        • Reggie

          I did also say someone professionally talented.

      • RoadyMike

        I meant as a really good fan made animation, those exist you know. I remember seeing a pretty good pokemon fanimation a few years ago with about the same quality. Though I beileive it was japanese so finding it again may be a bit difficult

        I saw fan animation because it feels like it’s something a fan would do; tying to capture and animate the old art style for nostalgia. This feels more like a teaser trailer more than anything however

        • Reggie

          Oh. I misunderstood. There are a lot of not very good fan made animations, so I thought you were referring to those. Good ones exist, I know. They’re just few and far in-between.

  • Reggie

    It looks wonderful. It reminds me a little of the opening in Sonic CD.

  • Thomas_NE

    Friggin’ awesome!

  • Hidden Flare

    Pretty dang good, a very nice visual animation for this game. While I admit its not the best animation type thing I see and it does not explain too much for the plot like CD did (though I suppose that isn’t necessary), it is very good.

  • Meadowtronic

    This animation style really fits what the games look like. The CD intro looked like they put Sonic in an episode of Dragon Ball.