Sonic Mania is a new game, and instead of a 3D game where Sonic Team try something wholey bizarre, the developer is going back to a retro style 2D game. That certainly is a way to get everyone back on board with the character.
Give the game a look here in this trailer. The game is set for Spring 2017.
Then it looks Sonic is going to be getting some help from Generations Sonic in this NEWLY announced Sonic game. Sega have confirmed that this isn’t Sonic Generations 2, but not much past that. The game is set for a Holiday 2017 release. Peep the trailer below: