Watch 12 Glorious Minutes Of The Nostalgia Filled Sonic Mania

Sonic Mania, which was revealed in July and is being developed by Melbournian Christian Whitehead, is the first time that Sonic fans can genuinely get excited about a Sonic game in over a decade.

12 minutes of raw gameplay posted by Polygon has reaffirmed this fact and has me incredibly excited to get my hands on the game. It’s classic Sonic with a modern twist and it’s genuinely what the series has needed for some time now. It’s almost the ‘New Super Mario Bros’ of the Sonic franchise.

The bad news is that it won’t be releasing until early 2017.