Game Informer Video - Sonic Mania Plus Is A Good Reason To Revisit Sonic Mania

In this excerpt from The Game Informer Show podcast, Brian Shea talks about his review for Sega's Sonic Mania Plus and how the new features like an encore mode, Mighty the Armadillo, and Ray the Squirrel are a welcome addition to the already great base game.

Hong Kong, Taiwanese, and Southeast Asian copies of Shining Resonance Refrain cannot connect to the Switch eShop to download content

The Switch eShop is handled quite differently in places like Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. They don't have the eShop as we do. They basically have a website that they can access, obtain a code, and then download a game. That means you can't really distribute DLC or other download goodies in those regions.

When it comes to Shining Resonance Refrain, this is a pretty huge deal. Anyone who bought a copy in those regions is unable to purchase DLC, download the Japanese voice pack, or even update the game. While customers in this situation are currently screwed, SEGA has said that they're working on a patch to fix some of these problems. No idea how that's going to be distributed, but I guess we'll find out!

Shining Resonance Refrain - First-week Japanese sales data

Shining Resonance Refrain first-week sales in Japan

- sold 30% of its stock
- initial shipment was a low figure
- this title was first released on PS3, then on PS4, and now for the third time on Switch, which might explain low sales

Sonic Mania Plus - More footage of the new bonus stage

This new bonus stage makes me want a new Sonic Spinball really bad. Hell, I'd even take a remake of Sonic Spinball. It's been so long since I've played that game, but I remember pouring tons of hours into it.

Sonic the Hedgehog movie starts production

While it might not be the most exciting picture, it marks the start of productino for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. Now we all sit back and wait to see if Jim Carrey really is going to play Eggman in this movie. Dear lord, it's so weird that I desperately want it to happen!

SEGA collaborates with Sou Sou on a special line of traditional-style Japanese socks

Check out pics here

- collaboration between SEGA and Sou Sou
- line includes a style of traditional Japanese socks dating back to the 15th century
- design is characterized by the separation between the big toe and other toes
- Sonic design was made in collaboration through Ritsumeikan University
- followed the concept of “promoting a university’s idea using Sonic the Hedgehog”
- one design comes with soles and can be worn as shoes
- 8,000 yen
- pre-orders will go live on July 19, 2018

GameSpot Video - Sonic Mania Plus Encore Mode and More

Join us as we jump into Sonic Mania's new Encore DLC, which includes new playable characters, remixed stages, and more.

Sonic Mania Plus includes a new bonus stage

Oh man, this new bonus stage is really fancy! It's a combination of all sorts of things across Sonic's history, and it comes together into what looks to be a really fun bonus. Can't wait to give this one a go myself!

Shining Resonance Refrain - Japanese voice footage

Play as Yuma Ilvern and stop the Empire from exploiting the power of the ancient dragons, including the soul of the Shining Dragon within you. With the help of your friends, realize your destiny, save Astoria, and unleash the strength you've always had locked away.

Game Informer Video - New Gameplay Today – Sonic Mania Plus

Game Informer's Brian Shea, Jeff Cork, and Ben Hanson play the upcoming expanded version of Sonic Mania from Sega that adds remixed levels and two new playable characters.