It looks like we might have an idea as to when Sonic Mania may be released – and for those of you banking on a ‘Summer’ window as described by SEGA America recently, you may want to try asking Father Time to re-adjust the seasons so that Summer also includes September 4.
Reports are coming in from multiple users receiving release date change notification emails from online retailer Amazon, for the Sonic Mania Collector’s Edition package. These emails state that “the release date… has been changed by the publisher” and a new launch has been set for September 4, 2017.
The game was originally due to release in Spring 2017, but SEGA America recently announced a delay that pushed it back to ‘Summer 2017’. This new date, if confirmed by SEGA, might indicate a second, potentially unexpected hold. It might also be mere coincidence that Amazon users received these emails roughly the same time as the launch of the Sonic Mania Japanese website – albeit a rather creepy one.
We’ll reach out to SEGA for comment on the date.
Thanks to all who submitted tips in about this, including ‘TheTimmyBoy’ for providing the snapshot used in this article.
UPDATE: Aaron Webber said on his Twitter that Amazon’s new date is just a placeholder. The final release date will be revealed in the future.