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This week has been a big one in sonic news with lots of new announcements and updates about our favorite hedgehog hero. This week we’ll be covering everything from the release date for Sonic Mania Plus to some newly announced amiibo figures set to come out this year! Let’s get started with all the exciting things happening at Sega lately…
Sonic Mania Plus: The release date for Sonic Mania Plus has been announced! It will be out on July 17th (in North America) and 18th in Europe. This game is a remake of the original Sonic the Hedgehog with remastered graphics, local multiplayer modes like Competition Mode or Co-Op Mode, as well as some new features like Boss Attack Mode. They are also releasing a collector’s edition which includes the original Sonic Mania game, an art book and soundtrack CD!
Sonic amiibo: At Disney D23 Expo Japan this past weekend, Sega announced new Sonic themed amiibo figures coming out later this year in celebration of the Sonic series’ 30 th anniversary! These amiibo will work the same way as any other Sonic-themed amiibo, but they’ll also have a special feature: you can scan your figure and unlock new content in some of Sega’s mobile games.
Sega Genesis Mini: More details on the upcoming Sega Genesis mini console were revealed this week at Games com in Germany. It’ll be able to play 80 games from the Sega Genesis era, including Sonic The Hedgehog and Mortal Kombat II!
Sega opens new building: On August 14th, 2018 (just this past week!) Sega announced that it will be opening its first Western office since 1998 on September 17th of this year. They’re currently hiring for three positions: a creative director; a senior producer and production manager; and an art director. Stay tuned at sonicnewsnetwork.com for more information as we get closer to their grand opening date!
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It’s worth noting that the original 1994 game also had a two-player mode where one player controls sonic and the other plays as knuckles, so there are certainly precedents for co-op play! It would be awesome if Sega included some form of multiplayer in their upcoming release but it may not happen- or at least won’t be announced any time soon. Stay tuned at sonicnewsnetwork.com for more information on this story!
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Huge news this week as Sega has officially revealed the release date for their upcoming project, sonic mania- July 17th! This will be yet another retro throwback that fans of all ages can enjoy and we’re really looking forward to seeing more about it in the coming months! We’ll keep you updated with any new information here at sonicnewsnetwork.com
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