Sega announces Sonic Mania Plus, hints at new Sonic "racing" game

Sega announces Sonic Mania Plus, hints at new Sonic

Sonic Mania Plus is a new version of last year's retro 2D side-scroller. It will also include a 32-page art book and reversible sleeve. The official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account teased another announcement tied to racing. Ray the Flying Squirrel and Mighty the Armadillo, from SegaSonic the Hedgehog, will both be playable. Sonic Mania Plus will release this Summer on Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

Sonic Mania Plus also adds a new "Encore Mode", which freshens up existing levels with visuals changes, alongside "new ways to play, and new ways to explore". However, we can't confirm this until Sega officially unveils a new game.

Of note is the packaging's cover; though each of the three versions show the supported console, buyers can slip the cover out of the packaging and reverse it.

Just like Mario, Sonic is one of the more recognizable and classic video game characters around. Though we don't know the exact release date yet, we do know Sonic Mania Plus will cost $29.99 Dollars.