The PC version of Sega’s upcoming 2D platformer Sonic Mania has been bumped back by two weeks.
The delay, which sees the pixelated platformer coming out on August 29th as opposed to August 15th, was revealed in a ‘special announcement’ live stream on Friday.
As compensation for this, Sega is giving all PC pre-order customers a free copy of the original Sonic the Hedgehog.
"In Sonic Mania, quality and attention to detail are some of the most important things for our team," PR Aaron Webber said in a statement on Twitter (below).
"We accept nothing but the best for Sonic Mania, and that’s why we want to spend a little more time to polish the PC version of the game’s release, which we plan to complete by August 29th.”
He continued: "On behalf of everyone involved with Sonic Mania – thank you very much for your patience. We can't wait for you to get your hands on Sonic Mania soon, and we hope you enjoy playing it as much as our teams enjoyed making it!'
Mania is one of two Sonic titles to come out this year. It is being made by Headspace and PagodaWest Games, alongside ROM hacker Christian ‘Taxman’ Whitehead, who managed to get Sonic CD working on an iPhone in 2009. He eventually ended up working on mobile ports of the first Sonic the Hedgehog games with Sega.
The other Sonic release in 2017 is Forces, a 3D title that is set for launch at the end of the year.
Sonic Mania arrives on PS4, XB1, and Nintendo Switch August 15th! The PC version has moved to August 29th - here's a letter from our team! pic.twitter.com/ZKLwWteezm— Sonic the Hedgehog (@sonic_hedgehog) August 11, 2017