Old school platforming fiends can’t get enough Sonic Mania? To keep the good vibes flowing, the managers over at Sonic the Hedgehog’s Twitter account have posted a pretty fine piece of supplemental artwork. The piece features several popular characters including Sonic, Tales, Knuckles, and… Shadow? We’ll forgive him for his rough output in the early 2000s… it was a rough time for everyone in the Sonic camp if we’re being honest.
The excellent piece comes courtesy Kieran Gates, whom Sonic fans might also recognize for his pencil work in IDW Publishing’s Sonic the Hedgehog comic book, which debuted earlier this year.
The 2017 surprise hit and return to form for the blue bomber received an equally well-received update last month in the form of Sonic Mania Plus. The folks over at Sonic HQ also recently announced Sonic Mania is “the highest-rated Sonic game in 25 years.”
John Dunphy has written, edited and managed several newspapers, magazines and news websites in both the United States and South Korea. He’s written about local government, food, nightlife, Korean culture, beer, cycling, land preservation, video games and more. His love of gaming began with the Atari 2600 but truly came of age on the Super Nintendo. Looking at his staggering surplus of console and PC games yet to be played, he laments the long-ago days of only being able to buy one $70 32-megabyte cartridge and playing it until his hands ached.