Sonic Origins Brings Back the Classic Sonic the Hedgehog Games

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April 22, 2022

SEGA is pleased to announce that Sonic Origins will be released on June 23, 2022, the same day as Sonic’s birthday, and will be available for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Steam, and Epic Games Store. The game is the latest 2D high-speed action entry in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, and it includes the four momentous titles from where Sonic began his adventure.

This digital remaster made for PlayStation 5/PlayStation 4/Nintendo Switch/Xbox Series X|S/Xbox One/Steam/Epic Games Store includes Sonic titles from the very first Sonic the Hedgehog in the series, to Sonic CD, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles. You can relive the experience of seeing those nostalgic sprites on the latest platforms with modern framerate performance.

In addition to hours of endless fun in “Anniversary Mode”, Sonic Origins features new and improved content for “Missions”, “Museum”, and more. Or you can stick to the basics in “Classic Mode” and experience the game just how you did back in the day. Enjoy the thrilling high-speed action-adventure that only Sonic can deliver!

Brand New Modes for More Exciting Fun!

  • Anniversary Mode – In Anniversary Mode, you can run through at Sonic speed on a large 16:9 screen without having to see the time over, continue, or game over screens.
  • Classic Mode – In Classic Mode, players can enjoy the game in its original form with the original rules. If you make a mistake, the number of Lives will decrease, and if you use up all of them, the game will be over.  *You can restart with 3 Lives if you still have a chance to Continue.
  •  Boss Rush – In Boss Rush, you need to continuously battle all the Bosses that appear in the series.
  • Mirror Mode – Clear the titles to unlock “Mirror Mode” where you can challenge yourself in the flipped world!

Missions, Museum, and More!

  • Story Mode – Brand new animated scenes link the stories of the four Sonic classics in Story Mode. Zip through the iconic titles condensed into one epic adventure for the first time!
  • Mission Mode – Exciting and thrilling Missions await in Mission Mode. Challenge yourself by clearing Missions to get Coins!
  • Museum – Unlock never-before-seen content, such as some well-kept secrets from the development stages of the original games and view them in the Museum! As you progress through the game, you will automatically unlock items in the Normal Collection. You can also use Coins acquired from Boss Rush and Missions to unlock items in the Premium Collection.
  •  My Data & Ranking – Record your best time for each Act and check out the Ranking to see players’ times around the world! Run through as quick as you can and aim for the top spot in the World Ranking!

 

All Your Favorite Sonic the Hedgehog Series Characters are Back

Playable Characters 

In Anniversary Mode, you can choose from your favorite characters and play as Sonic, Tails, or Knuckles.

*Knuckles is only available as a playable character for Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and Sonic the Hedgehog & Knuckles 3.

Don’t Forget These Characters!

 

Pre-Order Bonus and Digital Deluxe Available Now! Pre-Order Your Copy

Purchase the Standard Edition to get the main game, or treat yourself to the Deluxe Edition to get the main game along with a variety of additional DLC as a set! Both editions will go on sale at the same time. Those who pre-order will receive the bonus Start Dash Pack DLC.

Start Dash Pack 

  • 100 additional in-game Coins
  • Access to Mirror Mode
  • Exclusive letterbox design (Genesis blue print)

Sonic Origins Digital Deluxe

  • Sonic Origins main game
  • Additional harder Missions (11 types)
  • Additional Letterbox designs (10 types)
  • Character display on main menu screen (Sonic, Tails, and Dr. Eggman) – Main menu Island View function
  • Additional character animations during song playback
  • Additional songs for the Museum Sound Collection (Total of 73 songs from Sonic Spinball, Knuckles’ Chaotix and Sonic 3D Blast)

 

Premium Fun Pack

  • Additional harder Missions (11 types)
  • Additional Letterbox designs (10 types)
  • Character display on main menu screen (Sonic, Tails, and Dr. Eggman) – Main menu Island View function
  • Additional character animations during song playback

 

Classic Music Pack

  • Additional songs for the Museum Sound Collection (Total of 73 songs from Sonic Spinball, Knuckles’ Chaotix and Sonic 3D Blast)

 

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