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Sonic Origins returning as “Plus” edition, packed with 12 pack of Game Gear titles

So Sonic Origins didn’t quite do it for you? You wanted more out of Sega’s trip down Blue Blur-lane? How’s a dozen Game Gear titles sound to you?

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First released last year, Sega’s Sonic Origins packed up the company mascot’s original Sega Genesis titles (plus Sonic CD) into one neat little bundle. Included were some improvements, in the form of a digital remastering, but that was kinda it. And as it turned out, it wasn’t what fans or critics were really looking for.

Personally, I recently started playing Origins, and I’ve enjoyed it. But then again, I haven’t played most of these games in a long time, and if you have… well you might expect more than just the same-old yet again. Does that sound like you? If it did, read on, as Sega has some brand new additions for Sonic Origins, plus a totally new version of the game with the “Plus” edition.

Sonic Origins Plus basically takes that original game, and adds on a dozen Game Gear titles, plus (pardon the overuse) some new playable characters. fans will be able to play as Amy in all of the games, plus Knuckles in Sonic CD.

And while you’ll be able to buy all of this in a bespoke version of Origins, you’ll also be able to upgrade a version that you have now.

Here’s the rundown on what you can expect:

  • Compilation of 16 Sonic the Hedgehog Titles 
    • Sonic Origins Plus features 16 classic Sonic titles, including Sonic the Hedgehog 1, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Sonic CD, and 12 Game Gear games emulated and playable in the museum.
  • New Playable Characters
    • Sonic fans can now play as classic Amy in Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2, 3 and Sonic CD, or as Knuckles in Sonic CD
  • Various Modes, Zones, Challenges and More
    • Go old school with Classic Mode and experience the multi-game collection of legacy Sonic games in their retro form with classic challenges. Players can also jump into Anniversary Mode, which provides a full-screen display and offers players infinite lives to keep the fun going without any game-overs.
  • Collectable Premium Physical Edition 
    • Collect a 20-page artbook of classic art and a reversible coversheet with never-before-seen art.
  • The Definitive Way to Play Classic Sonic Games
    • Sonic Origins Plus is playable on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch™ family of systems, and PC with improved visual presentation, animation, and enhancements for the current generation.

Sega press release

All this and a physical edition too

In addition to the new SKU and DLC pack/upgrade, Sega is also poised to launch Sonic Origins at retail. Yep, a boxed edition is coming, complete with a 20 page art book, slick reversible cover and more.

Sonic Origins Plus – Physical Edition – $39.99

  • Main Game
  • 12 Game Gear Games Emulated and Playable in the Museum
  • Classic Amy as a Playable Character in Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2, 3, and Sonic CD
  • Knuckles as a Playable Character in Sonic CD
  • 20-Page Artbook
  • Reversible Coversheet with New, Never-Before-Seen Art
  • All Previously Released Sonic Origins DLC

Sonic Origins Plus – Digital Edition – $39.99 

  • Main Game
  • 12 Game Gear Games Emulated and Playable in the Museum
  • Classic Amy as a Playable Character in Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2, 3, and Sonic CD
  • Knuckles as a Playable Character in Sonic CD
  • All Previously Released Sonic Origins DLC

Sonic Origins Plus – Expansion Pack Only – $9.99

  • DLC Upgrade to Sonic Origins Plus 
  • 12 Game Gear Games Emulated and Playable in the Museum
  • Classic Amy as a Playable Character in Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2, 3, and Sonic CD
  • Knuckles as a Playable Character in Sonic CD
  • All Previously Released Sonic Origins DLC

Sega press release

Watch for Sonic Origins Plus this June 23rd, for PlayStation and Xbox platforms, the PC, and the Nintendo Switch.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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