Sonic Mania Plus gets July release date


Sega has announced that Sonic Mania Plus will be released on 17 July 2018.

The next chapter in the ongoing adventures of the blue hedgehog can now be pre-ordered digitally for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch. What Sega describes as: “The definitive version of the critically acclaimed platformer Sonic Mania,” adds two new playable characters to last year’s game: Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel. 

In addition, Sonic Mania Plus will have an Encore mode which, Sega says, “Will provide a fresh look to familiar zones with new challenges and layouts for new and veteran players alike.” Sega adds: “Competition and Time Attack modes will receive an update, allowing four-player competitions and ghost challenges for time trials. This content [will be] 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 those who purchased Sonic Mania on consoles or the PC, an Encore DLC pack will be made available for purchase at £3.99 on July 17.