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[UPDATED] Sonic Mania Vinyl to be released by Data Discs

[UPDATE: SEGA has confirmed three versions of the vinyl will be available: Sonic Blue, Classic Black and a Limited Edition version. Pre-orders are due to open mid-late July. You can check out the music for Studiopolis Zone Act 1, plus SEGA has now issued a press release, which you can read below.]

[Original post] Ever since it was teased at SXSW all the way back in March, many fans have been speculating the future of a possible Sonic Mania vinyl. Courtesy of Sonic Paradise, we now get to see what this vinyl will now hold.

Data Discs, a UK-based vinyl company, who have released vinyls of previous SEGA titles such as Shenmue, Streets of Rage and OutRun, are the ones responsible for producing the Sonic Mania vinyl. They are said to offer a “Standard” and “Limited Edition” versions of the vinyl. [Updated] Three versions of the vinyl will be available: Sonic Blue, Classic Black and a Limited Edition version.

Take a look at this artwork for the vinyl, it simply is a beautiful peace of work.

Be on the look out as the vinyl pre-orders are due to open mid-late July. You can check out the Sonic Mania vinyl on the Data Discs website, here.

Plus, you can check out the tune for Studiopolis Zone Act 1: ‘Lights, Camera, Action!’ right now, thanks to Data Discs/SEGA uploading it to Soundcloud for us all to enjoy.

Press Release:

Exclusive Sonic Mania Vinyl Album Announced
Happy Birthday, Sonic!

Burbank, California — June 23, 2017Just in time for his 26th Anniversary, SEGA today announced an exclusive Sonic Mania Vinyl Album being released in partnership with Data Discs, the company behind the well-received SEGA Retro albums for classics like OutRun, Streets of Rage, and more.

Featuring select tracks by Sonic Mania composer Tee Lopes, as well as exclusive new gatefold art featuring Sonic, Tails, & Knuckles exploring the lush vistas of Green Hill Zone Act 2, the Vinyl album is a must-have for any fan or Sonic music aficionado, and a gorgeous addition to any Sonic collection.

The Vinyl will be available in three variations: Sonic Blue, Classic Black and a Limited Edition version. Pre-orders will open in late July at data-discs.com. Until then, here’s a first look at the album’s artwork!

Sonic Mania, recently nominated for several Best of Show Awards at E3, will be available on August 15th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Fans can also pre-order the game digitally right now for Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, and PC. The Sonic Mania standard edition for Nintendo Switch will be available to purchase digitally at launch on August 15. The previously announced Collector’s Edition of Sonic Mania can be pre-ordered for a limited time HERE.

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Diego Agado Jr.

Currently a student at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. Huge Sonic and SEGA fan. Location: Probably in bed.

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