Sega previously announced a brand-new Sonic collection called Sonic Origins would be released. Today, the company revealed this new collection will be released on Sonic’s birthday, June 23, 2022.
Sonic Origins is a collection of several 2D Sonic games released on the Genesis including Sonic The Hedgehog 1, 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD. All of these games will be digitally remastered for current platforms.
Along with the release date, Sega announced that Sonic Origins will be released on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC starting at $39.99. Pre-orders will go live starting tomorrow.
A pre-order bonus will net players 100 Medallion Bonus, Mirror Mode Unlocked, and Letter Box visuals, and a more expensive Digital Deluxe Edition for $44.99 will also add Difficult Missions, Letter Box, Characters in Main Menu, Island Camera on Main Menu, Character Animation in Music Playback, and Exclusive Tracks from the Mega Drive Sonic games.
The original Sonic games are 2D side-scrolling platformers where players speed their way towards the end of each level. These games are where players first met Sonic as he blasted through locations like Green Hill Zone and the Chemical Plant.
Sonic Origins will be a good way for fans and newcomers to experience the early days of Sonic, but for folks looking towards the future, Sega is currently developing an open-world Sonic game titled Sonic Frontiers.
A new Sonic movie has also hit theaters, and you can read IGN’s Sonic 2: The Movie review here.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.
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