Sonic Mania Plus adds new playable characters

Sonic Mania is getting a physical release this summer and a Sonic Mania Plus update with two brand new characters and Encore Mode.

Sonic Mania Plus will add two new playable characters – Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel. These characters first appeared in the 1993 Japan-exclusive arcade game, Sega Sonic the Hedgehog. We don’t know what these characters will offer just now, but more details will follow.

You’ll also get an Encore Mode which essentially remixes zones and enables players to compete against one another in a new variation on the four-player multiplayer. The extra content will arrive as premium DLC.

Excitingly, the physical release for the game will also arrive this Summer and have a SEGA Genesis Reversible Cover. It will retail for $29.99 and include a holographic slipcover, as well as a 32 Page Art Book.

No word on when Sonic Mania Plus will officially launch but more as we get it.

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