It’s hard to believe it’s been 31 years since Sonic The Hedgehog was first released on the Sega Genesis. Sonic has become one of the most iconic video game characters in history. He has starred in dozens of games, and now his legacy is being revisited with Sonic Origins.
This collection includes remastered versions of Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles (my favorite), and Sonic CD.
Sonic Origins launches on PC and Console on June 23, 2022, coinciding with the original game’s release date 31 years ago!
Where can you preorder it?
According to the Sonic Origins page, it is available for pre-order on:
The collection comes in a Standard version and a Digital Deluxe version. And each one comes with features from 3 different DLC packs labelled “Coming Soon.” The differences between the versions and DLC packs are detailed in one of our favorite version charts below.
If you want all the content, you need to preorder the Deluxe Edition. No surprise.
But what do you get in the Deluxe Edition?
- Character animation in the main menu
- Camera controls over the main menu islands
- Character animations during music islands
- Additional music tracks from MegaDrive/Genesis titles
You need the Deluxe Edition to see Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles animated in the main menu? And to get the original music?
I’m disappointed I wasn’t a fly on the wall at the meeting for this.
What if we take the music from the original games and make them pay extra for it?
Perfect! What else?
Oh oh! What if we give them the ability to control the camera at the main menu?
Why would they want to control the camera at the main menu?
I don’t know?
Excellent, let’s keep the ideas coming!
But let’s be real—I’m just going to wait for it to go on sale and grab the Deluxe Version for $10.
In the mood for something else?
Looking for something fresh like the box office smash hit?
Then be on the lookout this holiday season for Sonic Frontiers. It was developed by Sonic Team Japan and led by Morio Kishimoto (Sonic Colors, Sonic Lost World, Sonic Forces). Our favorite blue hedgehog jumps into a 3D open world called Starfall Islands with several biomes including forest and desert.
The first trailer gives you a preview of the biomes and teases a large enemy, probably a boss.
“Sonic Frontiers is a huge leap forward for the franchise, delivering an evolved gameplay experience that can be enjoyed by longtime Sonic fans and action-adventure enthusiasts alike.”Takashi Iizuka, Sonic Team USA creative officer
How do you feel about the state of Sonic The Hedgehog? Have you played any Sonic games lately? Will you be picking up this remastered collection or the new Sonic Frontiers?
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