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Sonic Origins

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:

sonic origins title screen

A new gameplay video has surfaced for Sonic Origins, which debuted during Rulicon 2022 this weekend. Although it’s only a minute long, it does provide another look at the collection.

Much of the video highlights the included titles. However, we’re also able to see some of the menus early on.

Sonic Origins screenshot

Nearly a year after its announcement last year, Sonic Origins finally resurfaced this week. Not only did we receive new details and a trailer, but a release date as well.

There’s even more on Sonic Origins thanks to the latest batch of screenshots. They show the games themselves, but also extras planned like Mission Mode as well as the digital bonuses.


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