Sonic Origins releasing June 23, featuring new animated cutscenes and modes!

SEGA has officially announced Sonic Origins! The game is set to release on June 23rd, 2022, just in time for Sonic’s 31st anniversary. The game will feature a new 16:9 endless life anniversary mode in which players collect coins to unlock bonus content as well as a 4:3 classic mode featuring the games as they originally played. Players can select Sonic, Tails and Knuckles to play across all four games. Based on what we see in the trailer, there are new animations and the game WILL feature the original Taxman ports of Sonic 1, 2 and CD. The game will release digitally to Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC. A digital deluxe edition will feature bonus hard missions, additional music tracks, letterbox backgrounds, character animations and an island camera (hmm).

Update: Stealth of Headcannon – of Taxman and Stealth fame from the Sonic 1, 2 and CD ports as well as Sonic Mania – has revealed that he and a team were behind remaking Sonic 3 & Knuckles!

After the break, check out the official press release and screens of the games and menus!

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-favorite 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 $39.99 USD 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.

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

Sonic Origins – Premium & Classic Sound Packs – $3.99

  • Exclusive Tracks from Mega Drive Titles

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.

Key Features:

  • Classic Mode

    • Go old school with the Classic Mode and experience the multi-game collection of legacy Sonic games in their retro form with classic challenges. This mode features the original game presentation and will play in the classic finite live and game over style.

  • Anniversary Mode

    • The Anniversary Mode provides a full screen display and offers players an infinite number of lives to keep the fun going without any game overs.

  • Missions, Medallions and Museum

    • Put your skills to the test and earn medallions by competing for various missions throughout the games. Players can spend medallions to unlock new content from the vault, try the Special Stage and more.

  •  Better Than Ever

    • Reset, reloaded and remastered — Sonic Origins is playable on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch™ family of systems and PC with an all-new visual presentation, animation and enhancements for the current generation. Experience the excitement as Sonic, Tails and Knuckles.


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