This enhanced version of last year’s retro side-scroller adds Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel as playable characters. Plus will also include a four-player Competition Mode, an Encore Mode that will remix the game’s stages, and other features. The original version of Sonic Mania sold over 1 million copies. It’s also the best-reviewed Sonic games in years, following almost two decades of mediocrity for the franchise.
Sonic Mania Plus will be available as a separate game or as an upgrade you can buy for the original.
Mighty and Ray debuted in the obscure SegaSonic the Hedgehog, a 1993 trackball-controlled arcade game that never left Japan. Ray hasn’t been playable in a Sonic game since, although Mighty had an appearance in 1995’s Knuckles Chaotix.