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Sonic Origins release date, gameplay, features, platforms

As we prepare for the birthday of everybody's favourite blue speedster, here's everything you need to know about the upcoming release of Sonic Origins including the release date, trailer, gameplay features and more.
Sonic Origins release date, gameplay, features, platforms

With the blue hedgehog set to turn 31 this year, Sega is giving us a gift to celebrate the occasion, and we are excited, to say the least. Fans will be receiving Sonic Origins, the newly remastered collection of four classic sonic games. 

If you were unaware of this blast from the past being released so soon. We have you covered. Today we'll cover everything you need to know about the release of Sonic Origins, including the release date, gameplay, features, and more. 

Sonic Origins – Release date and trailer

Sega has announced that the game will be released on 23rd June 2022, exactly 31 years from the day of the original Sonic The Hedgehog game release in 1991, celebrating the hedgehog's 31st birthday.

Sonic Origins revamped release of original titles for its new release in 2022
Sonic Origins will feature remasters of the four original Sonic games (Picture: Sega)

Sonic Origins will feature four of the classic Sonic titles, namely Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD, and Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles. All of the games are set to release on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, the Epic Games Store, and Steam.

The game will also be released in different variants that will give players a wide range of different perks when starting their journey in the Green Hill Zone. Such as bonus coins to start with, harder missions and additional music tracks from other sonic titles. 

The variants of Sonic Origins you can pre-order now are: 

  • Standard Edition

  • Start Dash Pack (free DLC included with pre-orders of the Standard or Digital Deluxe Version)

  • Premium Fun Pack

  • Classical Music Pack

  • Digital Deluxe Edition

Lastly, the game has a trailer that you can check out above, outlining some of what we can expect from this remaster of the classic Sonic titles we all know and love. 

Sonic Origins – Gameplay features

Sonic Origins will feature the classic Sonic gameplay we all know and love. The side-scrolling adventure of collecting rings and taking down enemies and bosses returns in all its glory as you can play with either Sonic, Tails or Knuckles, and with brand new graphical fidelity, but it doesn't stop there. 

Sonic Origins feature revamped version of the classics added new challenges and modes
Along with teh classic gameplay, Sonic origins adds new challenges and modes to play. (Picture: Sega)

The game also features revamped versions of the classic that you can play in anniversary mode that offers infinite lives so you can keep the fun going no matter what. And a brand new Mirror-mode, that lets you play the level backwards to give yourself a unique challenge. 

Lastly, the game also offers new additional content that gives this game some insane replayability. From Bosh rush modes to the missions and challenges that you need to complete within a time limit and so much more. 

Sonic Origins features story mode animated cutscenes and links all games together
The new story will also connect all four games and feature cutscenes that tie Sonic Origins into one full length title, featuring all four games. (Picture: YouTube / Sonic the Hedgehog)

The game also has a brand new story mode feature that ties together the story from each of the four titles into one coherent narrative. By adding brand new animated cutscenes that transition between the gameplay, players can essentially play through all four games at once to experience the entire story, and possibly some new elements to the sonic lore we haven't seen before. 

Sonic Origins – PC system requirements

Even with the overhaul to the graphics and new modes and features added, the game won't require that much performance from your PC making this a title almost everyone can access. Below are the system requirements for Sonic Origins: 

Sonic Origins minimum PC requirements:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

  • OS: Windows 10

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400, 3.1 GHz or AMD FX-8350, 4.2 GHz

  • Memory: 6 GB RAM

  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7790, 2 GB

Sonic Origins recommended PC requirements:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

  • OS: Windows 10

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4570, 3.2 GHz or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X, 3.4 GHz

  • Memory: 8 GB RAM

  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770, 2 GB or AMD Radeon R9 280, 3 GB

And that's everything you need to know about the upcoming release of Sonic Origins on 23rd June 2022. The game is really stacking up to be a great experience for newcomers to the franchise and long time fans of Sonic the Hedgehog. 

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Featured image courtesy of Sega