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SEGA Announces Sonic Origins Will Spin-Dash to Current-Gen Platforms Digitally This Summer - Pre-Order Now

Experience the Iconic 2D Sonic the Hedgehog Games that Started it All in a Fully Remastered Set
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Burbank, California — April 20, 2022 — Sonic fans, get ready to experience the classic Sonic the Hedgehog™ games like never before! Sonic Origins is an all-new multi-game collection reintroducing the fan-favourite 2D Sonic titles that were originally released on the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive platform - Sonic The Hedgehog 1, 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles and Sonic CD, digitally remastered for current generation platforms. Developed by SEGA®, Sonic Origins delivers the legendary, non-stop Sonic action found in the original games, while providing a fresh twist with remastered visuals, added features, new content and modes and more. The compilation of titles included in Sonic Origins is set to release digitally on Sonic’s birthday, June 23, 2022, starting at £32.99 on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch™ family of systems and PC. Today, Sonic fans can pre-order Sonic Origins and get access to exclusive pre-order incentives.

Sonic Origins - Digital Pre-Order Bonus 

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

Sonic Origins- Digital Standard - £32.99

  • Main Game

Sonic Origins - Digital Deluxe - £36.99

  • 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 Origins - Premium & Classic Sound Packs - £2.99

  • Exclusive Tracks from Mega Drive Titles

To accompany the news, SEGA has debuted a new trailer providing fans with a look into what’s to come this summer. Take a trip down memory lane and experience the beginnings of Sonic in the all-new trailer for Sonic Origins here.

In Sonic Origins, players will join Sonic, Tails and Knuckles to race at lightning speeds across remastered versions of iconic levels like the Green Hill Zone and Chemical Plant Zone, for a classic supersonic experience modernized for current generation platforms. Players can switch between the Classic or Anniversary Modes to spin through loop-de-loops and score rings on a mission to save the world from the evil Dr. Eggman. With Sonic Origins, Sonic fans new and returning can celebrate the classic Sonic games that built the legendary franchise into what it is today. With new remastered visuals, characters, game modes, game zones and more, Sonic Origins brings the best of the original Sonic titles to the modern day.   

Key Features: 

  • Classic Mode 
    • Go old school with the Classic Mode and experience the multi-game collection of legacy Sonic games in their retro form with classic challenges. This mode features the original game presentation and will play in the classic finite live and game over style. 
  • Anniversary Mode 
    • The Anniversary Mode provides a full screen display and offers players an infinite number of lives to keep the fun going without any game overs.
  • Missions, Medallions and Museum
    • Put your skills to the test and earn medallions by competing for various missions throughout the games. Players can spend medallions to unlock new content from the vault, try the Special Stage and more. 
  • ​​Better Than Ever 
    • Reset, reloaded and remastered — Sonic Origins is playable on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch™ family of systems and PC with an all-new visual presentation, animation and enhancements for the current generation. Experience the excitement as Sonic, Tails and Knuckles.

To pre-order Sonic Origins, please visit http://origins.sonicthehedgehog.com/

To stay current on Sonic the Hedgehog news, follow Sonic on Twitter and Instagram, like him on Facebook, and subscribe to the Twitch channel and the YouTube channel. Also, don’t forget to visit the SEGA e-shop at shop.sega.com for new and exclusive products for the ultimate SEGA fan.

For more information, please visit www.sonicthehedgehog.com  

Images available here.

About SEGA of America, Inc.:

SEGA of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA CORPORATION, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America’s website is located at www.sega.com.

"PlayStation,” “PS5,” “PS4” and “DualSense” are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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