With its release creeping ever nearer, SEGA have today unveiled the new competition mode that will feature in Sonic Mania.

Released next week on August 15th, competition mode will allow players to select Sonic, Tails or Knuckles. There will be a number of factors that decide the winner; clear time, score, number of items acquired, number of rings acquired when clearing the level, and total number of rings acquired throughout the level. Players can adjust the rules of each match by adjusting items in the item boxes and number of rounds that take place.

A first look at today’s competition mode has also been released via a new video for Sonic Mania. Be sure to let us know if you’re looking forward to taking control of Sonic on the PS4 in the commen tsection below.