SmashPad’s Most Anticipated Games of 2017

8.) Sonic Mania (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)

“Where Nintendo often find themselves leveling cease-and-desist orders on their development-inclined fans, Sega has learned to utilize those same fans as a talent pool. Sonic Mania sees a team of such fan developers, including those responsible for perhaps the best Sonic game ever crafted in the Sega CD’s Sonic Megamix, to work on what is essentially a 2D Sonic game built around the Sega Saturn system specs, making it the game Sega should have produced themselves in 1996.” – Patrick Mifflin, Senior Editor

Will this finally break the Sonic curse? Sure looks like it.” – Brandon Perkins