Sonic Mania Plus, the expanded version of final yr’s retro-style platformer, will launch on July 18, Sega introduced. Alongside the discharge date for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation four, Windows PC and Xbox One sport, the corporate launched an excellent new trailer that options some superb new animation from everybody’s favourite man, Tyson Hesse.
You’ll bear in mind Hesse because the artist behind the unique Sonic Mania’s most memorable trailer, which revamped Sonic, Tails and Knuckles to look much more anime than we’ve seen them in years previous. Hesse has since continued as an instance the characters for brief movies and comedian ebook covers, to our delight.
The Sonic Mania Plus trailer marks the animated debut for 2 different characters: Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel. These old-school guys are Sonic’s buddies from method again in 1993; they premiered in SegaSonic the Hedgehog, an arcade-only Sonic the Hedgehog sport. While Sega beforehand introduced that they’d be playable in Sonic Mania Plus, that is the primary time we’ve seen them in motion in a number of years. (Ray the Flying Squirrel hasn’t been in a Sonic sport for greater than a cameo since his debut, the truth is.)
Sonic Mania Plus can even have new options like up to date time trials and an Encore mode that modifications up stage layouts. People who already personal the unique Sonic Mania can purchase the Encore mode content material individually for $four.99. Look at some scorching, contemporary new screens under.