Sonic Mania coming to retail as Sonic Mania Plus, new playable characters and Encore Mode
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During its official panel at SXSW today, SEGA announced that Sonic Mania will be receiving a physical version.
Aside from enhancements, two new characters will be included – Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel. Also included is a new Encore Mode and expanded 4-player Competition Mode.
Sonic Mania Collector’s Edition back up on GameStop
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For those of you who missed out at launch, you’ll be happy to hear Sonic Mania Collector’s Edition is back up on GameStop at retail price. You can order yours here.
Thanks to Goldmario791 for the tip.
A look at an early version of Sonic Mania’s opening
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During a recent SEGA live stream, Tyson Hesse stopped by. Hesse was responsible for the creation of the opening animation for Sonic Mania. As a special treat, viewers were treated to a look at one of the early animatic’s for the intro. It’s shown off in the video below with Hesse commentating throughout the whole thing.
Sonic Mania director on the origins of the Mean Bean Machine boss battle
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One of the more interesting boss fights in Sonic Mania is the Mean Bean Machine. As a tribute to the original game on the SEGA Genesis, it has you battling Doctor Eggman with falling block pieces.
Sonic Mania director Christian Whitehead touched on the origins of the boss fight in an interview with IGN. He shared the following:
Sonic Mania update out now (version 1.03)
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Update: We’ve confirmed that the version number is 1.03 on Switch.
Original: Sonic Mania’s first update is available now. We aren’t able to confirm the version number at present, but it could be 1.03.
In any case, one of the notable issues fixed concerning accessing the Switch home menu. Players have compiled other unofficial patch notes as well which can be found below.
Sonic Mania update rolling out
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Sonic Mania’s first patch should be arriving shortly. The series’ official Twitter account states that the update is rolling out now.
Here’s what you can expect from the patch:
A new Sonic Mania patch is rolling out, adding the Super Sonic button, and fixes the Switch home button and other bugs. pic.twitter.com/SFjk5bAQRe
— Sonic the Hedgehog (@sonic_hedgehog) September 25, 2017
When the update is officially live, we’ll let you know.
Sonic Mania director on the Easter eggs, scrapped plans, wanting to make a sequel, more
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Rolling Stone published a lengthy interview with Christian Whitehead, the director of Sonic Mania. The two sides chatted about a wide array of topics, including the game’s Easter eggs, how the initial plan for the sequence of Zones was scrapped, potentially coming back for a sequel, and more.
We’ve highlighted some notable excerpts from the interview below. You can read the full talk on Rolling Stone here.
Sonic Mania accolades trailer
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SEGA released a new Sonic Mania trailer celebrating the accolades the game has received so far. Have a look at the video below.
Sonic Mania doing well in the UK so far
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Sonic Mania didn’t appear on the UK charts. There’s a good reason for that, however. As it technically counts as a digital title, it can’t be counted in the boxed charts.
The good news is that Sonic Mania is doing just fine so far. GamesIndustry reports that, after speaking with SEGA, “if digital downloads were included then its game would have topped the charts by a large margin.”
SEGA may provide sales figures down the road. On Switch at least, Sonic Mania has been topping the eShop charts. It’s held steady at the number one position since launch.
SEGA on Sonic Mania’s origins, why DLC isn’t planned, much more
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Sonic Mania launched around the world this past week. Right around the release, Japanese site Gamer spoke with series producer Takashi Iizuka from SEGA. Iizuka spoke about how Sonic Mania came to be, why DLC currently isn’t in the works, and how the special stages weren’t initially planned… plus more. Note: light spoilers follow towards the very end of the post.