While a select few of use rub our eyes following the leaked Sonic Forces gameplay, Sega had a little bad news to share at the same event.
Previously scheduled to launch in the Spring of 2017 after being unveiled at last year's Comic Con in the State, Sonic Mania is being pushed back to Summer for additional polishing.
Submitting an official statement to IGN, a SEGA representative delivered the words of Sonic Team's head Takashi Izuka to say "For SEGA, quality is most important. We stated this last year, and we are committed to doing whatever it takes to make Sonic games the highest quality possible. Though we like to go fast, sometimes, for a great game, you must also wait."
Likely a slight pun on the fact that their focus to go fast more often than not results in something a little lacklustre, the team is committed to bringing Sonic back to its former glory with Sonic Generations being a good starting point. Since being unveiled last year, Sonic Mania has been playable at various public events and seemed on track to make its proposed date. That no longer appears to be the case.
Between this and Sonic Forces, Sonic Mania aims to be a return to the Sonic titles of old in celebration of the hedgehog's 25th anniversary that took place last year. Sonic Forces, on the other hand, is the rodents next full-scale 3D adventure.
Would you rather them go fast or take their time?