SEGA has announced a physical version of Sonic Mania will be released later this year. The game, dubbed ‘Sonic Mania Plus’, will also be something of a ‘micro-update’ as it will essentially be the same game with the added bonus of two new playable characters. And, for fans of SEGASonic the Hedgehog Arcade… you’d better be sitting down.
That’s right, long lost franchise heroes Ray the Squirrel and Mighty the Armadillo have been confirmed as extra characters in the retro platformer. Also the game will include a new ‘Encore Mode’ and a four-player competition mode.
Holographic slip cover, 32-page art book and reversible Mega Drive slip cover. It will retail for $29.99 and release in Summer 2018.
The existence of ‘Project Plus’ was first noticed on Steam a few months ago, so it’s good to see this confirmed – with a little added bonus. More details are coming as we get them, live from the Sonic SXSW stream – stay tuned to TSS!
Source: SXSW Livestream