Sega has announced that ahead of the upcoming release of the classic Sonic the Hedgehog collection, Sonic Origins, they will be delisting standalone versions of the games within that collection on May 20, 2022. Sonic the Hedgehog 1, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD will all be made unavailable for further purchases on various platforms like Steam and other digital storefronts.
However, there are a few exceptions to this incoming occurrence. The mobile versions of Sonic the Hedgehog 1, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and Sonic CD will remain available. Further, the Nintendo Switch Online version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 alongside the Sega Ages releases of Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and 2 on Nintendo Switch will also remain.
Sonic Origins boasts the following features:
- Classic Mode – In this mode, the games are featured in their original 4:3 presentation alongside finite lives and Game Overs.
- Anniversary Mode – The games are full-screen in this mode, with infinite lives and no Game Overs.
- Missions, Medallions, and Museum – Medallions can be earned by completing specific tasks, leading to unlocking new content, Special Stage access, and more.
Sonic Origins is available to pre-order for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store for $39.99. Additionally, the release date has been confirmed as June 23, 2022, Sonic’s birthday.
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