Sonic Origins Releasing June 2022, Trailer + Screenshots; Tails & Knuckles Playable For All 4 Games

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.

This collection 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.

Further, Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles are all playable across all games sans CD, leading to increased replayability for veterans and newer fans alike. New animated content is also teased throughout the trailer, with each game having dedicated opening and ending sequences.

Pre-ordering select versions of the collection offers distinct bonuses, all listed below:

Sonic Origins – Digital Pre-Order Bonus (Regardless of Edition)

  • 100 Medallion Bonus
  • Mirror Mode Unlocked
  • Letter Box (Mega Drive Pattern)

Sonic Origins– Digital Standard – $39.99

  • Main Game

Sonic Origins – Digital Deluxe – $44.99

  • 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 the Hedgehog social media manager Katie has confirmed that there are currently no plans for a physical release.

Add-on DLC content has been provided too, viewable below, though it’s also obtained from purchasing the Digital Deluxe Edition:

Sonic Origins – Premium & Classic Sound Packs – $3.99

  • Exclusive Tracks from Mega Drive Titles

Brand new screenshots can be viewed below alongside a high-resolution version of the key art:

SonicOrigins Standard 1920x1080

Lastly, the official trailer for Sonic Origins can be viewed via the official Sonic the Hedgehog Youtube channel below:

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