Sega revealed last month that they would be releasing a new version of Sonic Mania called Sonic Mania Plus, which brings more content to the game. While a vague summer release window for the game was initially provided, now the company has announced that the game will release on July 17th.
The announcement was made through a new trailer for the game that was uploaded today, which you can check out at the bottom of this post. As for what this version of the game brings over the original, it features two new playable characters: Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel. Along with the new characters comes the Encore Mode, which has players taking on new versions of the original version’s levels. Competition Mode will also be added, which is a four-player mode.
Those who have the original version of the game and want to get the new content will be able to do so via DLC on the new game’s release date. The game will be available digitally as well as physically, with the physical release coming with a 32-page art book and a reversible cover. The physical copies will be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch versions of the game.
Sonic Mania Plus will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC on July 17th. Be sure to check out the new trailer for the game that shows off the new characters below.