Sega Sonic Mania and Sonic Forces announced at SXSW2017. Sonic Mania was supposed to come out this spring but the publisher decided to delay it until the summer. The decision to delay the game by a few months was due to the fact that Sega wanted to polish the experience and add new enemies, new preorder bonuses, a vinyl album and the fan-favorite Flying Battery Zone level. Sonic Mania promises to be the ultimate throwback.
Sonic Forces runs on a brand-new engine called The Hedgehog Engine 2 and is still coming out during Holiday 2017. For those wondering, Sonic Forces is a reference to the battle between the forces of good and evil.