SEGA is taking us back to the glory days of Sonic the Hedgehog in a new teaser for Sonic Mania Plus. The ad appeared on the official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account and features a sales clerk trying to convince a shopper to purchase a generic run-of-the-mill game. The shopper, meanwhile, stands transfixed by the much more alluring Sonic Mania Plus, deaf to the salesman’s pitch.
The teaser is, in fact, a throwback to an old classic ‘90s ad for the Sega Genesis on a similar theme. Twitter user @WestSideRigo kindly tweeted the original ad for comparison:
In a world full of first-person shooter games, one game store customer has a choice to make. (Sonic Mania Plus comes out TOMORROW!) pic.twitter.com/vElD6tqCqm — Sonic the Hedgehog (@sonic_hedgehog) July 16, 2018
It’s a nice little callback to video game days of yore while raising the hype for Sonic’s big day tomorrow. Sonic Mania Plus is a remake of Sonic Mania for Nintendo Switch, and will introduce two new characters, fresh stages, an Encore mode, among a few other bits and bobs here and there. The game will also run at 60 FPS to keep up with Sonic’s every move.
Sonic Mania Plus launches tomorrow, July 17.