Sonic Mania Plus Announced, Includes New Characters

There's an updated, expanded version of Sonic Mania coming this summer

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Coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One, Sonic Mania Plus will release sometime this summer, and will cost a budget-friendly price of $29.99 United States dollars. Ray the Flying Squirrel and Mighty the Armadillo, from SegaSonic the Hedgehog, will both be playable.

Shortly after that announcement, Sega also offered a surprise "one more thing" about an apparent new Sonic racing game.

Sega Genesis Collection will be appearing as it is already available on PC via Stream and the PC version will also be getting the updated version of the collection.

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Sonic Mania Plus is a new version of last year's retro 2D side-scroller.

At a SXSW panel today, Sega announced a new Sonic racing title. This followed a number of vehicle headlight images and engine revving sounds, so the fact that the word looks like it spells "racing" is no surprise.

Just like Mario, Sonic is one of the more recognizable and classic video game characters around. Tee Lopes, who did the music for Sonic Mania, will be handling the music. While Sonic R was an on-foot racing game, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing and Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed put Sonic and friends into high-speed karts and other vehicles.

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