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Eurogamer spoke with Sonic Mania director Christian Whitehead as part of a feature exploring the creation of the game. One interesting topic brought up is what actually makes a Sonic game.

Whitehead shared the following on that front:

New Phantasy Star JRPG teased for mobile

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Earlier today, Sega opened a countdown website teasing the reveal of a new installment in the Phantasy Star series. It’s part of the 30th anniversary celebration of the franchise, with the official reveal coming at noon Japan time on the 24th of July.

We do know that the game will be for iOS and Android, but no further information has been given yet.

During a panel at San Diego Comic-Con, SEGA showed off a new video for Team Sonic Racing. It gives us a look at a new track, featuring Big the Cat.

Here’s the off-screen recording:

Team Sonic Racing is due out on Switch this winter. Prior to that, the game will be receiving a single, special comic issue.

SEGA announced the news during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con today. IDW Publishing, who is handling the latest Sonic comics, is in charge of the special issue. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ writer Caleb Goellner is writing the story, while Sonic the Hedgehog comic veteran Adam Bryce Thomas is acting as illustrator.

SEGA published the second and final video in its Sonic Mania Plus developer diary series, included below. It features Sonic Mania developer Christian Whitehead and Takashi Iizuka, VP of Product Development for the Sonic franchise. They discuss adding content for the Sonic Mania Plus edition of the game.

Sonic Mania Plus made its debut earlier this week. It’s true that it includes some new content, but improvements have been made as well. Digital Foundry has taken a closer look.

When Sonic Mania originally launched last year, Bonus Stages took a frame rate hit on Switch. Now, however, this has been fixed entirely. These stages run at a smooth 60 FPS. You can expect that in both docked and portable modes.

New SEGA Ages screenshots

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A handful of new screenshots have been provided for SEGA Ages, which will begin to launch in August. We have the images below.

Earlier in the week, Sonic Mania was updated to support the upgraded Sonic Mania Plus version and more. If you’re interested in checking out the patch notes, continue on below.

SEGA Ages: Sonic the Hedgehog and SEGA Ages: Thunder Force IV will be coming to Switch via the eShop this August for 925 yen apiece, as announced earlier today. Additional information about the titles has also been provided, as posted below:

AbdallahSmash026 has taken a close look at the Encore Mode in Sonic Mania Plus with over three hours of footage. Watch the gameplay video below.

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