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Sonic Origins

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: SEGA
Developer: SEGA
Release Date: June 23, 2022

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'Sonic Origins' Gives Us An Overview Of Gameplay Features And Modes - Trailer

by Rainier on June 16, 2022 @ 6:43 p.m. PDT

Sonic Origins is on a new compiled series that includes Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles as well as Sonic CD.

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-favorite 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.

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.

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.  

The new trailer highlights the gameplay features players can look forward to experiencing in Sonic Origins.

  • Classic Mode - For a trip down memory lane, Classic Mode features the original game presentation in 4x3 with remastered visuals, finite lives and game overs. Classic Mode is available for all four titles and is unlocked from the start.
  • Anniversary Mode - If you are looking for something new, Anniversary Mode features a full 16x9 screen display and an infinite number of lives to keep the fun going without any game overs. Anniversary Mode is available for all four titles and is unlocked from the start.
  • Story Mode - Combines all four games into one adventure. Start with Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and end with Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles.
  • Animations / Cutscenes - Sonic Origins includes all-new animated opening and ending cutscenes for each game, connecting all of Sonic’s classic adventures. 
  • Boss Rush Mode - Battle Dr. Eggman, Metal Sonic and other challenging foes in Boss Rush Mode.
  • Mission Mode - Take on various missions in all four games. The better you perform the higher your rank will be.
  • Mirror Mode - Once unlocked, experience classic levels in a brand new way - backwards.
  • Coins - Enjoy new rewards by collecting coins in Anniversary Mode or completing missions in Mission Mode. If players fail a special stage in Anniversary Mode, coins can be used to retry the stage instantly. Coins can also be used to redeem content in the museum. 
  • Museum - Check out a ton of exciting music, concept art, videos and never-before-seen content found in the Premium Collection Vault. 

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.

Sonic Origins is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC on June 23, 2022 at $39.99.


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