SXSW 2018: Sega Announces Sonic Mania Plus

The Sonic resurgence is upon us, as Sega revealed a few new collaborations and projects. Gotta go fast!


During SXSW 2018's gaming expo, Sega took the stage for the Gotta Go Fast: The Official Sonic the Hedgehog panel to discuss the legendary gaming character and upcoming projects based on him. The panel was helmed by Sonic Product Development Director Austin Keys, Sonic Mania Animation Director Tyson Hesse, and TV Animation Production Coordinator Jasmin Hernandez.

During the panel, it was revealed that Sonic Mania Plus will be arriving this summer at the low price of $29.99. It was include two new playable characters, an expanded four player competition mode, and new Encore mode. The physical release will include a holographic slip cover, 32-page art booklet, and reversible Genesis/Mega-drive sleeve. We will update this story as more information is made available. 

Sonic most recently came to the homes of players via Sonic Mania, a well-received classic take on the franchise with some new elements mixed in for good measure. 

Stay tuned to Shacknews for more updates from SXSW 2018, like the newly debuted Dollar Kill Club from the Rumble Monkey platform.

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