Last year, SEGA revealed that a special HD compilation of the legendary SEGA Mega Drive titles Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD, Sonic & Knuckles, and Sonic 3 will be released.
Sonic Origins is the name of the collection, which was made to commemorate Sonic’s 30th anniversary, which occurred last year. We haven’t heard much since the first announcement, so hearing that the collection has been graded in South Korea is fantastic. Hopefully, this implies SEGA will provide more details on Sonic Origins shortly.
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About Sonic Origins
Sonic Origins, like Sonic Colors: Ultimate, was made for new fans of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise who wanted to know about Sonic’s “origins” after the success of previous games and the Sonic the Hedgehog film, according to Takashi Iizuka. Furthermore, since the game is a transfer to current systems, the five Sonic games were made playable on current hardware without the need of an emulator. As a result, viewers will be able to see them in a 16:9 aspect ratio.
While emulator-based porting is more convenient, Iizuka wanted to take advantage of the chance to bring the titles selected for Sonic Origins back to life on contemporary hardware. With this in mind, the team took the risk of porting. The team was able to change the games since they were not running on emulation. Similar to Sonic Colors: Ultimate, there are plans to include components that make the games simpler to play for novices.
Sonic Origins was said to still be in the early stages of development in July 2021.