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.