Sega has begun a new series on its Youtube channel called Sonic Speed Strats. In its first episode, Sonic Origins’ features are extensively discussed in various ways.
The remastered presentation is mentioned alongside the sleek main menu. Each of the four games included in this package has an Anniversary Mode and Classic Mode. The latter depicts the game in 4:3 with finite leaves and remastered visuals, while Anniversary Mode features a 16:9 display and infinite lives. Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles is presented in widescreen for the first time ever in Anniversary Mode as well.
Story Mode is discussed next as it combines all four games into one cohesive, chronological experience. Each game also has its own dedicated animated opening and ending sequences. Sonic CD’s original intro and outro sequences are also present. Boss Rush Mode is brought up next with expected functionality.
Players can look forward to Mission Mode for extended replayability and rankings and Mirror Mode for playing through each title backward.
Coins are a new collectible found in Anniversary Mode and achieved in Mission Mode. They can be used to instantly retry Special Stages in the former game mode. Further, coins can also unlock extra content in the Museum with “never-before-seen” content teased in the Premium Collection Vault.
You can view the full episode of Sonic Origins: Speed Strats below:
Sega has announced that Sonic Origins, the collection containing Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD, 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.
- Coverage showcasing the Drop Dash and Super Sonic in the first game.
- Announcement Coverage
- First Full Animated Cutscene
- 3 & Knuckles Music Info
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