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Sonic Mania has been an undeniable hit for Sega and the Sonic franchise, making the possibility of a sequel seem inevitable. However, the team behind the long-running series has no plans to make a successor to Mania—for now.

In a recent interview with Famitsu (via PlayStation Lifestyle), Sonic series producer Takashi Iizuka revealed Sonic Team and Sega don’t have any current plans to make a sequel to Sonic Mania. Instead, Iizuka urged fans of last year’s 2D side-scroller to enjoy the upcoming expanded edition, Sonic Mania Plus.

While the door seems closed for now on a new adventure in the Mania-style, it’s likely Sega won’t keep it shut forever. Mania was a standout critically and commercially, especially compared to the publisher’s 2017 companion Sonic release, Sonic Forces. Also, Sega was confident enough in Mania‘s success to announce Mania Plus, which will be a physical release of the game with new content, including two new playable characters.

Apart from Sonic’s Genesis era-style adventures, Sega recently teased another game in the Sonic universe is in the works. During a 2018 SXSW panel, it was revealed a new racing title starring Sonic will be coming down the line. It’s unclear if the new racer will be a follow-up to Sumo Digital’s Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed or an entirely new Sonic racing experience.

Sonic Mania Plus releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on July 17th.

Source: PlayStation Lifestyle

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Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.

Sonic producer comments on the possibility of a Mania sequel

Sonic Mania fans might not want to hold their breath for a sequel.

By Evan Slead | 05/2/2018 02:30 PM PT

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Sonic Mania has been an undeniable hit for Sega and the Sonic franchise, making the possibility of a sequel seem inevitable. However, the team behind the long-running series has no plans to make a successor to Mania—for now.

In a recent interview with Famitsu (via PlayStation Lifestyle), Sonic series producer Takashi Iizuka revealed Sonic Team and Sega don’t have any current plans to make a sequel to Sonic Mania. Instead, Iizuka urged fans of last year’s 2D side-scroller to enjoy the upcoming expanded edition, Sonic Mania Plus.

While the door seems closed for now on a new adventure in the Mania-style, it’s likely Sega won’t keep it shut forever. Mania was a standout critically and commercially, especially compared to the publisher’s 2017 companion Sonic release, Sonic Forces. Also, Sega was confident enough in Mania‘s success to announce Mania Plus, which will be a physical release of the game with new content, including two new playable characters.

Apart from Sonic’s Genesis era-style adventures, Sega recently teased another game in the Sonic universe is in the works. During a 2018 SXSW panel, it was revealed a new racing title starring Sonic will be coming down the line. It’s unclear if the new racer will be a follow-up to Sumo Digital’s Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed or an entirely new Sonic racing experience.

Sonic Mania Plus releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on July 17th.

Source: PlayStation Lifestyle

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About Evan Slead

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Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.