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Sonic the Hedgehog gets new web shorts


At SEGA’s Sonic SXSW panel, the video game company unveiled a new animated project for the fastest hedgehog around. Sonic Mania Adventures is a series of five original 2D animated shorts set to hit YouTube beginning next month. The show will be created by the same crew behind the retro-inspired intro video to last year’s Sonic Mania video game, including animator Tyson Hesse. That game’s musical composer, Tee Lopes, will also return for the shorts.

Cameos of fan favourite characters are expected to happen, beyond the obligatory quartet of Sonic, Knuckles, Tails and the nefarious Dr. Eggman. The shorts won’t be standalone and will, in fact, create a larger narrative. Visual storytelling is going to be a key part of the shorts, as the first three are set to be dialogue-less.

Here’s a sneak peek:

As previously stated, the first of the Sonic Mania Adventures shorts is expected to go live next month. From then on, episodes will drop each month until its conclusion in August.

The new shorts are meant to coincide with SEGA’s release of Sonic Mania Plus due out sometime this summer. An upgraded version of last year’s throwback hit, the “Plus” in the title refers to two new playable characters (Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel), an all-new Encore Mode, and an expanded four-player Competition Mode. Additionally, SEGA will offer a physical version of the game on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For $29.99, Sonic fans can grab themselves a copy of the game, with a holographic and reversible slip cover, as well as a 32-page artbook. The enhancements to the game will also be available for free to those that purchased the original release.

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