SEGA has revealed a new Act for the upcoming Sonic Mania game, as well as revealing a brand new boss. Green Hill Zone Act 2 presents an all-new area exclusive to Sonic Mania, expanding upon the tropical setting of Act 1, now with new mechanics, obstacles, and secrets to uncover. You like fire, right? Now you can use it to burn log bridges and collect rings and power-ups! Green Hill Zone Act 2’s boss is also notably different from the original, but it seems SEGA are keeping tight lipped at the moment with them stating in the press release – “we won’t be spoiling that yet.”
This Boss will be the first in a series of new bosses called the “Hard-Boiled Heavies”. These unique foes are part of Eggman’s new arsenal, each one will be equipped with an array of new special skills designed to make Sonics life harder. The first of these is called “Heavy Gunner”, a large decorated robot who can take to the sky with his helicopter and is armed with a powerful rocket launcher, one that he uses to discourage “speeding”. Heavey Gunner will appear at the end Act 1
Sonic Mania is the ultimate celebration of past and future, blending Genesis-era Sonic platforming with New Zones, Powerful Bosses, and 3 Playable Characters, all presented at a gorgeous 60 FPS. In the span of 25 years, Sonic has collected countless rings across various Zones, and Sonic Mania revisits what it was that first made Sonic great, all while building upon that foundation and giving old and new fans alike an experience that will leave them smiling.
Sonic Mania is developed by SEGA of America in collaboration with Christian Whitehead, PagodaWest Games, and Headcannon. It will be digitally available for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in Spring 2017.