Today, SEGA announced that Sonic Mania Plus, the definitive version of the critically acclaimed platformer Sonic Mania, will release on July 17, 2018 in North America and European markets. The game, which will also be released digitally for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, is now available for pre-order from first party stores and at participating retailers.
Sonic Mania introduced two new playable characters from past Sonic games, Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel and an Encore mode in Sonic Mania Plus 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.
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 via Steam and first party stores on July 17th to upgrade to Sonic Mania Plus.