After the godawful Sonic the Hedgehog 4, it looks like SEGA has finally figured out a way of making a 2D Sonic title befitting of the Blue Blur's legacy. Due out on the PlayStation 4 next year, Sonic Mania looks like it's fallen straight out of the mid-90s, with "happening" electro tunes and some "lit" sprite work.

GameSpot's stumbled upon some gameplay footage from last night's 25th anniversary event, and while it starts out with an overly familiar rendition of Green Hill Zone, the Studiopolis Zone sets this title's stall out for the world to see – it's so authentic that we're kinda surprised that it isn't a long-lost Mega Drive game or something.