Sega has revealed the first trailer for Sonic Origins, a remake of the best titles of the first Sonic’s Genesis era. tease last May.
Origins remakes Sonic 1, Sonic 2, Sonic 3 / Knuckles, and Sonic CD with sharper resolutions, new and improved animations, and cool tweaks like the ability to play as Sonic’s two sidekicks on any game. That’s right; you can finally make your way through Sonic’s Marble Zone 1 as Knuckles.
If you want to keep it classic, Classic Mode allows players to enjoy these games in their original form. In contrast, Anniversary Mode features a full-screen display and infinite lives for those who want to tour each adventure without stress. Sonic Origins encourages gameplay with new medal-winning in-game missions. Using this currency in the game’s Vault unlocks new content and grants access to a Special Stage. Origins also features new cutscenes in the style of Sonic Mania’s cartoons.
Sonic Origins launches on June 23 – Sonic’s 31st birthday – on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. The Standard Edition runs for $39.99, but there are two versions and several content packs you can read all about. this.
To learn more about Sonic the Hedgehog’s history, check out our June 2021 interview with Sonic team leader Takashi Iizuka about Sonic Origins as well as the franchise’s 30-year history this.