When Sonic Mania hit last year it was a breath of fresh – and speedy – air. Sonic the Hedgehog back in 2D, where he belongs. Now Sonic Mania Plus is set to add even more.

Slated for release on PS4, Xbox One and Switch on July 17, Sonic Mania Plus will take all of the ace new old gameplay and adds a bunch of things. Hence the “Plus”, we guess.

Lob into brand new zones and revisit faves from the first three Sonic outings on Mega Drive, as well as Sonic & Knuckles and Sonic the Hedgehog CD.

Get to grips with new playable characters (for Sonic Mania – fans will know these guys already from the arcade game SegaSonic the Hedgehog) Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel.

Assail the remixed wonders of “Encore” mode, which gives a fresh coat of paint to familiar locations. Then there’s a competition mode, and up to four player play.

That’s just the onscreen stuff. Off screen the spiffy holographic package looks divine. The cover will also be reversible to a classic Mega Drive design, while a 32-page art book will be shoehorned in as well.

Sonic Mania Plus

Seriously, just shut up and take our shiny gold coins!

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