Sonic Mania Plus release date announced

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Sonic Mania was built using Australian developer Christian Whitehead's Retro Engine.

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Sonic Mania Plus is essentially an upgraded of the original title from past year. It was revealed that the new edition of the game would be coming out this summer, but now we have a specific release date. Check out the new trailer below, which highlights what players can expect from the Sonic title. We know this will include long-lost characters Mighty and Ray, and could elaborate on the unexplained "Encore Mode". While SEGA did not break down the numbers, the company claims that this spans across the various platforms that the game was released on, such as PC, PS4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch. The veneer of a nostalgic setting certainly didn't hurt, and the upcoming Plus expansion will double down on that by bringing back some of the most obscure characters in Sonic canon. Also included will be an Encore Mode, which will have players playing through new versions of the original Sonic Mania Zones, and a four-player Competition Mode. If you already own the game, you can get these new things through the Encore DLC pack, which will be available on the same day for $4.99.

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