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Even Sonic Mania's Collector's Edition Video Is A Throwback To Classic Sonic

by Jeff Marchiafava on Sep 20, 2016 at 10:41 AM

Last week Sega revealed a nostalgia-laden collector's edition for its upcoming Sonic Mania reboot, but the company isn't done appealing to the fond childhood memories of Sonic fans. A new mock commercial for the special edition hearkens back to a classic Sega ad.

The new video below shows off the many bonuses of the collector's edition, and we're not talking about the statuette or oversized golden ring.

While humorous in its own right, the new video apes a Sonic 2 commercial that debuted back in 1993, which arguably is even funnier than the new one.

The fact that the Sonic Mania collector's edition cashes in on nostalgia shouldn't be any surprise – the entire game is a throwback to Sonic's golden years, sporting the series' classic art style and physics. Whether that's enough to break Sonic's long-running curse remains to be seen, but based on our early hands-on impressions, the Blue Blur is on the right track.

Sonic Mania launches next spring on PS4, Xbox One, and PC

[Source: Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter, Sonic 2 video via YouTube user wtcvidman]