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Sonic Mania

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: SEGA
Developer: PagodaWest Games
Release Date: July 17, 2018

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'Sonic Mania Plus' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on March 16, 2018 @ 2:47 p.m. PDT

Sonic Mania brings fans back into the 2D world of platform games with nostalgic pixel-style art and core classic gameplay by reimagining iconic Zones and Acts from Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD and Sonic The Hedgehog 3 and Knuckles.

You’re not dreaming. Since the 90’s, Sonic has advanced from the 2D world into 3D, and has crossed multiple platforms along the way. But what would have happened if Sonic had continued his 2D glory after Sonic The Hedgehog 3 and Knuckles? The world is about to find out.

Before you get too lost in nostalgia of the 1990s, the game is also adding completely new Zones with all-new Acts and bosses into the mix.

Sonic Mania is a brand new Sonic the hedgehog title that takes the classic Sonic experience and adds new elements and exciting surprises. Players will be able to choose between playing Sonic, Tails, or Knuckles to defeat bosses and enemies. Harness Sonic’s new Drop Dash, Tails’ flight, and Knuckles’ climbing abilities to overcome evil Dr. Eggman and his henchmen. Discover a myriad of never-before-seen hidden paths and secrets!

During its "Gotta Go Fast: The Official Sonic the Hedgehog Panel" at SXSW, SEGA revealed Sonic Mania Plus ($29.99), an updated version of Sonic Mania released last year, now with two new characters (Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel), a new "Encore" mode that adds a new look to familiar locations while challenging new and veteran players alike, Competition mode playable with 4 players, and probably (hopefully) more content to be revealed later on.

The Sonic Mania Plus retail edition will also include a 32-page collector’s artbook, a reversible SEGA Genesis cover, and holographic packaging.

Sonic Mania Plus will be available in stores this Summer for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One for $29.99 USD.

Pre-orders are now available at all major retailers.

For all gamers who purchased the original digital version of Sonic Mania on console and PC, an Encore DLC pack will be available for sale to access the new features, with more details to come at a later date.

This all-new experience celebrates the best of Classic Sonic and features stunning 60 FPS gameplay and pixel-perfect physics.

Sonic Mania is currently available on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC, with the Sonic Mania Plus coming later this summer.

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