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Sonic Origins how it came to be

Two of the primary developers behind Sonic Origins have briefly discussed how the release came together. Producer Nobuya Ohashi, along with director Katsuyuki Shigihara, chatted with Japanese magazine Famitsu in a recent interview.

With Ohashi, he started out by explaining that SEGA had renewed interest in focusing on the Sonic IP, but things picked up even further after the popularity of the first Sonic the Hedgehog movie. He said:

Sonic Origins update 1.4.0

Original (8/5): SEGA has gone live with a new 1.4.0 update for Sonic Origins on Switch.

While no one will deny that the games included in the collection are classics, the package itself had a number of issues. We’re talking bugs, issues that impacted the gameplay, and problems with the presentation. Some of these aspects have now been addressed.

The full patch notes for the Sonic Origins version 1.4.0 update are as follows:

sonic origins tech analysis

Following the recent debut of Sonic Origins, Digital Foundry has shared its technical analysis. The site goes over various aspects for both the front end of the collection as well as the games themselves.

Here’s the full roundup of tidbits:

Sonic Origins gameplay

Sonic Origins is officially out now, and those that are interested specifically in the Switch version can view some new gameplay. Footage has shown of the collection on Nintendo’s console.

For those that need a refresher as to what Sonic Origins includes, read the following overview:

sonic origins trailer

Sonic Origins is finally here, and SEGA is celebrating with one last look at the collection. As a reminder, the package includes Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD.

Here’s some additional information:

sonic the hedgehog 3 michael jackson

There’s been a longstanding debate as to whether Sonic the Hedgehog 3 features music from Michael Jackson. Discussion surrounding that topic only picked up recently with many noticing that the re-release of the game in the just-launched Sonic Origins replaced a number of tunes. As it turns out, the original speculation was correct.

Yuji Naka, the creator of Sonic, confirmed the news casually on Twitter. Naka appeared to notice that Sonic the Hedgehog 3 now has different music in Sonic Origins, which led him to say the following:

sonic origins trailer graphics music comparison

A few more videos have come in for Sonic Origins – specifically a trailer focusing on Sonic the Hedgehog 1 plus comparisons involving graphics and music.

SEGA previously put up a video showing off the mode of Sonic Origins last week. For today’s trailer, Sonic 1 is highlighted, including what’s new this time around.

Sonic Origins modes

SEGA has issued a new trailer for Sonic Origins that provides a look at the different game modes.

The main highlights are Classic and Anniversary Mode. Also, with Story Mode, all of the titles are connected in a single adventure. There’s even a Boss Rush Mode, Mission Mode, and Mirror Mode. Don’t forget that in the Museum, fans can check out music, concept art, videos, and more.

Sonic Central 2022 live stream

After it was just announced last night, the Sonic Central 2022 presentation will be kicking off not too long from now, and we’ve got the live stream ready to go. The fun begins at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM in the UK / 6 PM in Europe.

SEGA has said that the event will cover “upcoming projects, partnerships, and events happening in 2022”. Sonic Frontiers and Sonic Origins are likely to be shown.

sonic central june 2022

A new Sonic Central 2022 presentation will take place tomorrow, June 7, SEGA has announced.

The event will air at the following times:

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