Sonic the Hedgehog has had a lasting impact on gaming for the last 30 years, appearing in several crossovers and making an impact on his franchise. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was recently released in theaters to eager fans. In addition, Sonic Origins, a remaster of the four classic Sonic games, is being released this summer on June 23.
This date is special because it will be the 31st anniversary of the first release of a Sonic game. Players can now pre-order the game to unlock the Start Dash DLC with 100 bonus coins, Mirror Mode, and the Letterbox Background. The game will also have future DLC packs and a Digital Deluxe Edition.
You can play the games in Classic Mode, which presents the titles as the originals were, or in Anniversary Mode, which gives you unlimited lives, a new full-screen display, and other enhancements.
You can also complete new in-game missions which earn you medallions. You can then use those to unlock content in a digital museum.
The inclusion of the Anniversary model is presumably why these games are ports rather than emulations, something that was confirmed to be the case by Sega last year. Origins will also give you the chance to mix things up in terms of characters. The games included in the collection are Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD. Each game has been remastered and optimized to run on current-gen consoles and PC. In addition to remastered graphics, players can also play in the classic mode to enjoy the graphics as they originally were.
On top of the remastering of the original Sonic games, there will be new animated sequences to help better tell the story. The trailer shows a few of these sequences, showcasing Sonic and his other friends. Players will be able to run in the shoes of Sonic, Knuckles, or Tails as they battle against Dr. Robotnik’s nefarious schemes.
With this new game set to release on his 31st birthday, Sonic is ready to celebrate and catch some speed in this upcoming collection.