Sonic Mania will be absolutely free of charge starting this month for PlayStation Plus subscribers.
Nostalgia titles will forever be a cornerstone in the gaming world. We can’t get enough of that feeling that washes over us when playing a throwback, and you are instantly teleported to a time when life was simpler, less tedious. Aside from maybe Mario, not many titles instill that emotion quite so deeply as Sonic does. Sonic has had much time in the spotlight as of late, with the recently postponed release of his very own feature film. What better time to allow free access to a more recent installment in the series with Sonic Mania.
What is Sonic Mania?
For those of you that missed it, Sonic Mania was released in 2017, and was created as a celebration of Sonic The Hedgehog’s 25th anniversary. It featured redesigns of levels from past games, as well as some new additions. It is a 2D side-scroller, unlike a few of the other heart-thumping titles in the series created for the newer gen consoles, like Team Sonic Racing. In Sonic Mania, you get to play as Sonic, Tails and Knuckles, for all the dashing, flying, and climbing action you could want.
More about PlayStation Plus.
Sonic Mania comes to PlayStation Plus starting tomorrow, June 4th, 2019. Every month, PlayStation Plus members get access to two free downloads of whatever titles Sony picks for that month. This months selections are Sonic Mania, obviously, and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. If you are not a member of PlayStation Plus and would like to be, you can do so by clicking here. A PlayStation Plus membership costs $9.99 per month, or $59.99 per year.