Sonic Origins 2022 Officially Announced

All the classic titles from the SEGA Genesis platform are back with improvements.

SEGA officially confirms the much rumored game collection Sonic Origins 2022.

After its box art getting leaked on social media platforms a few days ago, SEGA finally confirms the new collection: Sonic Origins 2022. This will be an all-new multi-game collection that will reintroduce the fan-favorite 2D Sonic titles that got released on the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive platform.

Sonic Origins 2022: Which Titles Are Included?

There are five titles included in Sonic Origins 2022. Sonic Origins is a retro compilation which includes the following games:

  • Sonic CD
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 3
  • Sonic & Knuckles

All of them will be digitally remastered for the current generation platforms.

The gameplay stays the same as fans remember it, but with remastered visuals, added features, new content and modes, and more.

Sonic Origins Release Date

Sonic Origins 2022 will be launched during Sonic’s big birthday celebration on June 23, 2022.

Sonic Origins 2022 Platforms

Sonic Origins 2022 Collection will be available on the current gen platforms: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store.

Sonic Origins Collection: Editions and Prices

There are two digital versions of the game: Digital Standard and Digital Deluxe. Check out the contents and prices below:

Sonic Origins – Standard Edition ($39.99)

  • Main Game

Sonic Origins – Digital Deluxe Edition ($49.99)

  • 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 DLC Packs

Start Dash Pack

  • 100 Bonus Coins
  • Mirror Mode unlocked
  • Letterbox Background (Mega Drive design)

Premium Fun Pack

  • Hard Missions (11 in total)
  • Letterbox Backgrounds (10 designs)
  • Character animations on the Main Menu
  • Camera controls over the Main Menu islands
  • Character animations during Music islands

Classic Music Pack

  • Additional music tracks from Mega Drive / Genesis titles ( a total of 73 tracks from Sonic Spinball, Chaotix and Sonic 3D Blast)

Four alternative pre-order options may be found on the Sonic Origins website. It comes in three different versions: a standard edition , a deluxe edition with additional features, and a set of add-ons. You can see the entire list of the DLC content in the table below.

Sonic Origins Editions and DLC table

What this truly means is that some features, such as character animations, camera controls over the main menu islands, mirror modes, and more, are only available in specific versions of the game.

It is not yet confirmed if the DLC is the only way to get Hard Missions and the Mirror Mode, or if they can be unlocked through normal gameplay, or whether or not the DLC just unlocks them instantaneously. At this point, pre-ordering the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game appears to be the best way to get all three DLC packs.

Sonic Origins Pre-Order Bonuses

Sonic Origins Pre-Order Bonuses

Pre-ordering Sonic Origins 2022 digital deluxe edition will reward buyers with 100 Medallion Bonus, Mirror Mode Unlocked, and the Letter Box with the Mega Drive Pattern. They can also get the Premium and Classic Sound Packs for free.

What is Sonic Origins?

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.

Sonic Origins missions

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.   

sonic origins modes

Sonic Origins Modes

  • 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. It will show the game in its original resolution and players will have limited lives like it did in the 16-bit era.
  • 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.

Sonic Origins 2022 launches on June 23, 2022 for PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. Visit the official website here.

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