game news Sonic Origins: release date, content, business model… We rate SEGA
Sonic Origins was announced in May 2021 during a “Sonic Central” event to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the SEGA mascot, and it took an entire year to officially debut. We knew the famous blue hedgehog is the fastest. Perhaps he was dragging his feet because he was in no hurry to deliver the bad news? Less than a month after its release, the JV team invites you to take stock of Sonic’s assets.
- What are the origins of Sonic?
- What is the content of this compilation?
- What is its business model?
- What happened to the old Sonic games that were available in stores?
- What is the release date of Sonic Origins?
What are the origins of Sonic?
Sonic Origins is a collection of the first Sonic games in remastered versions including bonus features and different modes. This means that it is therefore not emulation, as we have seen so far with old Sonic games from SEGA, but rather remastered versions that run under a new engine. This should usually ensure excellent liquidity. Additionally, we know that the game will feature additional animations and that the opening and closing credits will be reviewed and corrected. The new version of Sonic 3 (& Knuckles) available in the set is made by Simon Thomley, to whom we owe the very good Sonic Mania.
What is the content of this compilation?
The SEGA production site will feature Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3, Sonic & Knuckles, and Sonic CD play. These apps can be browsed in classic or anniversary mode. Classic mode offers an old-school experience with a 4:3 aspect ratio and original difficulty, while Anniversary mode offers Infinite Life, a resolution built for our latest monitors, in a 16:9 ratio. Other modes exist, such as “dash boss” And the “blue spheres. The presence of a Hidden Palace level in Sonic The Hedgehog 2, a level that was removed from the original game due to development concerns.
What is its business model?
SEGA is offering different digital versions of Sonic Origins for an unnecessarily confusing result that has caused a stir online. The digital standard edition, priced at €39.99, contains the original game “nakedThe digital deluxe edition, available at €44.99, offers the original game, more challenging new missions, animated characters in the main menu, camera control in the same main menu, animations for various heroes in music playback mode as well as the soundtrack Exclusive from Mega Drive games These two editions come with pre-order bonuses which are wallpapers in Letterbox mode, 100 museum pieces, as well as mirror mode Dropped into the Standard Edition but those who want to unlock Deluxe Edition content will have access to different (paid) packages ) to update themselves.
What happened to the old Sonic games that were available in stores?
Certainly in order to encourage fans to buy the new set, SEGA removed Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3, Sonic & Knuckles, and Sonic CD from stores on May 20, 2022. It obviously remains a re-download for players who will have purchased them previously. Said games are still playable through some existing collections such as the SEGA Ages or the Mega Drive expansion for the Nintendo Switch.
What is the release date of Sonic Origins?
Sonic Origins will arrive digitally on June 23, 2022 on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. No physical version has currently been announced.