The Plus Expansion Pack – a DLC expansion containing additional content for the 2D high-speed action game collection Sonic Origins – and Sonic Origins Plus, which comes with two DLCs, are now available. Both physical and digital versions will be available on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch. Only digital versions will be available on the Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Steam, and Epic Games Store.
Sonic Origins is a digitally remastered collection of the origins of Sonic – Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic CD, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and Sonic 3 and Knuckles – that comes with a whole host of new additional elements, including support for 16:9 aspect ratio.
Tons of new features have been added to the games to enhance the experience! Boss Rush, for example, offers you the chance to battle bosses consecutively, while Anniversary Mode removes time limits and grants an infinite number of lives to keep the fun going.
For those who prefer retro Sonic, Classic Mode allows you to play through the games in their original states. The Museum features tons of content from the series, including music tracks from other games and previously unreleased documents! Clear the game to unlock Mirror Mode, the option to play horizontally flipped versions of stages.
Or kick back and relive the classics in Story Mode, which neatly ties the four titles in chronological order. Newly created animated scenes have been added to make this the ultimate, cohesive experience.
What’s New to Sonic Origins?
Amy Makes Her Long-Awaited Debut as a Playable Character! – After much anticipation and waiting from the fans, the energetic and cheerful hedgehog Amy is now available as a playable character! Embark on an adventure with a different flair from the others!
Knuckles Can Now be Played on Sonic CD! – In Sonic Origins Plus, Knuckles can be selected as a playable character in Sonic CD! A new route has also been added to Sonic CD, so make sure to try it out!
12 Game Gear Titles Added! – A dozen Game Gear titles have been newly added, including Sonic Chaos, Tails Adventure, and the original four titles of the series. With Sonic the Hedgehog for the Game Gear, you can enjoy unique stages and soundtracks that are different from those in the SEGA Genesis version. Also, two-player matches are now possible in Sonic Drift, Sonic Drift 2, and Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine!
New Game Gear Titles Include:
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Sonic Chaos
- Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble
- Sonic Drift
- Sonic Drift 2
- Sonic Spinball
- Tails Adventure
- Sonic Labyrinth
- Sonic Blast
- Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
- Tails’ Skypatrol