Sonic Origins has a lot in store for fans especially that it is a collection of the first major games of the franchise that have been remastered for the current generation of platforms. Sonic Origins also has additional content included in the main game, but there are lots more through DLCs and special packs.
In this guide, we’re going to take a look at all the special packs and DLCs, as well as compare the stuff that are included in them with just the standard edition and with the deluxe edition.
Start Dash Pack DLC
The Start Dash Pack DLC is a free DLC that will be exclusively included through pre-orders. This pack includes:
100 Bonus Coins
Unlocked Mirror Mode
Letterbox Background (choose from either the Mega Drive or genesis patterns)
Premium Fun Pack DLC
The Premium Fun Pack DLC includes additional levels, more letterbox designs, and more notably character animations in the main menu. This pack costs $3.99 USD and includes:
11 Hard Missions
10 Letterbox Backgrounds
Character Animation in the Main Menu
Camera Controls over the Main Menu islands
Character Animations during Music Islands
Classic Sound Pack DLC
The Classic Sound Pack DLC includes 73 additional music tracks from Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball, Knuckles’ Chaotix, and Sonic 3D Blast. This pack can be purchased separately for $3.99 USD.
Digital Deluxe Edition
The Digital Deluxe Edition includes everything from the Premium Fun Pack and the Classic Sound Pack (Start Dash Pack will only be available for those who pre-ordered the Digital Deluxe Edition). This edition is priced at $44.99 USD most of the platform and console stores, while the Standard Edition is at $39.99 USD.
Will the Michael Jackson-collaborated level music be available in Sonic Origins, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, or Classic Sound Pack DLC?
Sadly, no. The music themes from the levels like Ice Cap Zone, Carnival Night Zone, and Launch Base Zone that have been long theorized and later confirmed to have been inspired via a collaboration with the late King of Pop will not be coming back in Sonic Origins nor in its Classic Sound Pack.
What these levels will have as their background music will be the versions released in the Sonic & Knuckles Collection 1997 PC port. It also turned out that these themes were the original intended themes for the respective zones prior to the what-could-have-been collab with Michael Jackson.
Though this is true with the console versions of Sonic Origins, it would just be a matter of time when a mod will be made for the PC versions that will let players enjoy these music themes along with the remastered graphics.
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