After the highly successful release of Sonic Mania last summer, SEGA have announced the upcoming launch of the updated version, Sonic Mania plus for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC and PS4 on July 17th.
This updated version will include new features, characters and modes in addition to the original Sonic Mania experience. For those who already have the original version of the game, you’ll be able to upgrade to Sonic Mania plus for only £3.99 on the same day.
Accompanying this announcement, SEGA also put out a new trailer, featuring some new footage and a remixed version of ‘Time Trials’ featuring Jun Senoue and Hyper Potions.
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Sonic Mania Plus Spin Dashes Into Stores July 17
Fans Can Pre-order the Definitive Sonic Mania Experience Today
Burbank, California — April 25, 2018 — Calling all Sonic fans! Today, SEGA® announced that Sonic Mania™ Plus, the definitive version of the critically acclaimed platformer Sonic Mania, will release on July 17, 2018 in North America and European markets. Fans can now pre-order the game digitally for Sony PlayStation®4, Microsoft Xbox® One, and Nintendo Switch™ from first party stores and at participating retailers.
To celebrate the news, SEGA has unveiled a brand-new, action-packed trailer with animation by fan favourite Tyson Hesse. Watch the mania unfold here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5qi8AE-j50
Sonic Mania Plus builds off the momentum of one of the best platform games of 2017, Sonic Mania, introducing two new playable characters from past Sonic games, Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel and an Encore mode that will provide a fresh look to familiar zones with new challenges and layouts for new and veteran players alike. Competition and Time Attack modes will receive an update allowing four player competitions, and ghost challenges for time trials. This content packaged in an all-new physical edition which will come with a 32-page collector’s artbook, a reversible SEGA Mega Drive cover, and holographic packaging.
For all those who purchased the original digital version of Sonic Mania on consoles and PC, an Encore DLC pack will be available for sale at £3.99 via Steam and first party stores on July 17, 2018 to upgrade to Sonic Mania Plus.
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