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Sega has announced that Sonic Origins will be released on June 23, 2022 (Sonic’s birthday), for the PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch platforms. A digitally remastered compilation of the blue speedster’s earliest adventures from the Genesis/Mega Drive era, Sonic Origins is the latest way for fans to revisit Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Sonic & Knuckles, and Sonic CD, Sega CD’s flagship 1993 game that introduced one of the franchise’s cooler villains, Mecha Sonic. Sonic fans who pre-order Sonic Origins can get access to a number of pre-order incentives, which are listed below, while a deluxe version of the game is also available with additional bonuses for $5 more.

Sonic Origins – Digital Pre-Order Bonus

  • 100 Medallion Bonus
  • Mirror Mode Unlocked
  • Letter Box (Mega Drive Pattern)

Sonic Origins- Digital Standard – $39.99

  • Main Game

Sonic Origins – Digital Deluxe – $44.99

  • Main Game
  • Difficult Missions Added
  • Letter Box
  • Characters in Main Menu
  • Island Camera on Main Menu
  • Character Animation in Music Playback
  • Exclusive Tracks from Mega Drive Titles

SEGA Announces Sonic Origins Will Spin-Dash to Current-Gen Platforms Digitally This Summer – Pre-Order Now (Sonic Origins)

Burbank, California — April 20, 2022 — Sonic fans, get ready to experience the classic Sonic the Hedgehog games like never before! Sonic Origins is an all-new multi-game collection reintroducing the fan-favourite 2D Sonic titles that were originally released on the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive platform – Sonic The Hedgehog 1, 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles and Sonic CD, digitally remastered for current generation platforms. Developed by SEGA, Sonic Origins delivers the legendary, non-stop Sonic action found in the original games, while providing a fresh twist with remastered visuals, added features, new content and modes and more. The compilation of titles included in Sonic Origins is set to release digitally on Sonic’s birthday, June 23, 2022, starting at £32.99 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch family of systems and PC. Today, Sonic fans can pre-order Sonic Origins and get access to exclusive pre-order incentives.

To accompany the news, SEGA has debuted a new trailer providing fans with a look into what’s to come this summer. Take a trip down memory lane and experience the beginnings of Sonic in the all-new trailer for Sonic Origins here.

In Sonic Origins, players will join Sonic, Tails and Knuckles to race at lightning speeds across remastered versions of iconic levels like the Green Hill Zone and Chemical Plant Zone, for a classic supersonic experience modernized for current generation platforms. Players can switch between the Classic or Anniversary Modes to spin through loop-de-loops and score rings on a mission to save the world from the evil Dr. Eggman. With Sonic Origins, Sonic fans new and returning can celebrate the classic Sonic games that built the legendary franchise into what it is today. With new remastered visuals, characters, game modes, game zones and more, Sonic Origins brings the best of the original Sonic titles to the modern day.

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  1. They have their work cut out for them if they wanna match up to the features of Sonic 3C: https://info.sonicretro.org/Sonic_3_Complete
    This is the only version of Sonic 3+K I play now. I threw this version on my Genesis Mini. I use it with emulators on PC and other consoles. If you have an Everdrive or another similar flash cart, you can run this version on the real hardware. So many nice features and options, really customizable, and I love the improved quality-of-life sh1t, like being able to de-power from Super/Hyper form, a safety so you don't accidentally turn Super/Hyper, not having to use invincibility music for Super/Hyper, and more. It's interesting to see Flying Battery Zone with its original pre-release background, or the original Zone order where FBZ came after Carnival Night Zone (or was it before, I forget). You can choose to use the miniboss music from either Sonic 3 or Sonic & Knuckles. There's just a ton of options to really customize the Sonic 3+K experience.

    As for Sonic CD, so far the best version is the Christian Whitehead version, which is the version found on Steam, 7th-gen consoles, and Android. I wonder which version is in this new Origins collection. CW also did a version of Sonic 1 and 2 that was on mobile OSes only, but there's also the Sega Ages versions of Sonic 1 and 2 for current platforms like Switch. I wonder which versions they chose for this new collection.

    It would have been cool if Sonic Advance 1 and 2 were also included. Both were very good Sonic games for the GBA. Sonic Mania was a pretty good game (I have it on Steam and Switch), so I'm interested to see how that team's version of Sonic 3+K for this collection will turn out. They come from the Sonic fan community (as did Christian Whitehead, who was also a lead developer on Sonic Mania), so they should know about Sonic 3C. I hope they incorporate at least some of those features in their remaster. As far as I am concerned, Sonic 3C is the definitive version of the game.

    I wonder if I will buy Sonic Origins. I seem to have a problem where I keep buying classic Sonic games, even though I own them for the original hardware, and can play them on emulators. I keep buying collections as well as individually-sold classic Sonic games. I got them on multiple systems. For example, I own Sonic CD on Sega CD (well technically it's my brother's, but I made a copy of the disc), Steam, Gamecube, X360, PS3, and Android. I think that's all of them. There's been previous collections like Sonic Jam on Saturn, Sonic Mega Collection+ on PS2, Sonic Gems Collection on Gamecube, and Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection. I own all of those too. So yeah, I have a problem. The price of Sonic Origins is kinda steep though.

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