SEGA stated that most of the previous digital releases for the titles included in the Sonic Origins collection would be delisted ahead of the collection’s imminent release.
Sonic The Hedgehog 1, 2, 3, and Knuckles and Sonic CD standalone digital editions will be deleted from all digital retailers on May 20th, 2022, with a few exceptions. This modification will not effect the SEGA AGES releases of Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and 2, as well as the Switch Online Expansion Pack’s copy of Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
This implies that after May 20th, the only option for newbies to get their hands on these titles will be to acquire the Sonic Origins collection, which is sure to upset and frustrate anybody who wishes to buy the games separately. Players who are just interested in one or two games from the collection should act soon before they are taken down.
About Sonic Origins
RE-DEFINITION OF CLASSIC SONIC
Prepare to be immersed in classic Sonic the HedgehogTM games like never before! Sonic Origins is an all-new multi-game compilation that digitally remasters the beloved 2D Sonic games that were first published on the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive platform – Sonic The Hedgehog 1, 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD – for current generation platforms. Sonic Origins, developed by SEGA®, presents the renowned, non-stop Sonic action seen in the original games while adding a new twist with upgraded graphics, new features, additional content and modes, and more.
Pre-order the Standard Edition or Digital Deluxe and get the Start Dash bundle, which includes 100 Bonus Coins in-game cash, the new Mirror Mode, and the ability to personalize your playthrough with a customized Letterbox Background. And there are even more intriguing new features in Digital Deluxe.
CLASSIC RE-DEFINED POWER on Sonic Origins with brand-new opening and closing animations for each game! From the classic Green Hill Zone to the perilous Death Egg Robot, you’ll race down memory lane to stop Doctor Robotnik’s diabolical schemes in glossy high definition! When you’re ready for a new challenge, activate the exclusive in-game Mirror Mode!
CLASSIC AND ANNIVERSARY MODES
Classic Mode allows you to play a multi-game collection of classic Sonic games in their vintage style. This mode retains the original game presentation and plays in the traditional finite life and game over format. To try something new, enter the Anniversary Mode, which has a full-screen display and an endless amount of lives to keep the fun going without having to restart the game.
MISSIONS, COINS, AND MUSEUM ARE NOW UNLOCKABLE
Compete for numerous tasks throughout the games to put your talents to the test and win money. Players may use coins to access additional content from the vault, check out the Special Stage, and do other things.