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Sega has announced that Sonic Mania Plus, a new edition of Sonic Mania with added content, will be released in July.

Sonic Mania Plus will be released in Europe and North America on July 17, 2018, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The game is available to pre-order now from each platform’s digital store, and is priced at $29.99.

Sonic Mania Plus adds two new playable characters to the game – Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel – plus a new Encore mode that remixes existing zones with new layouts and challenges. The game’s Competition and Time Attack modes also receive an upgrade that adds four player competitions, and time trial ghost challenges.

Collectors, and fans of boxed games, might be tempted to double-dip with an all-new physical edition that includes a 32-page art book, reversible Sega Genesis cover art, and holographic packaging.

Sonic Mania Plus retail edition

To mark the release date announcement, Sega has also unveiled a new trailer featuring animation by Sonic the Hedgehog comic series legend, Tyson Hesse.

Owners of the original Sonic Mania release on PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 can get the new content by downloading the $4.99 Encore DLC pack which will also be released on July 17, 2018

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