SEGA announced that Sonic Mania Plus, the definitive version of the critically acclaimed platformer Sonic Mania, will release on the 17th of July in North America and Europe. To celebrate the release date announcement, SEGA has unveiled a brand-new, action-packed trailer with animation by fan favourite Tyson Hesse.
Sonic Mania Plus introduces two new playable characters from past Sonic games, Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel, as well as 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.
Sonic Mania Plus will release for PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, and will be available for $29.99. 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 $4.99/£3.99/€4.99 to upgrade to Sonic Mania Plus.