Sonic the Hedgehog is fast. He’s really fast. So we always wondered why he needed to go kart racing when he could probably out run (heh) them all on foot.

Still, regardless of this bout of thinking way too much, his previous outings with friends in Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed were top notch, and worthy competitors to a certain moustachioed game company mascot who also digs the fast cars.

As such, we’re very excited about a tease that dropped over the weekend which pretty much confirms that a new Sonic the Hedgehog racer is on its way. It has the revs, it has the ‘R’ and, well, not much else, as you can see here…

In other Sonic news, Sonic Mania Plus is on its way, adding additional content to the Aussie-led game Sonic Mania (as you may have guessed from its name).

This will add an ‘Encore Mode’ and four-player competition, alongside two new playable characters in Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel. If you already have the game you’ll get the Plus upgrade free.

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