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Sonic Origins Release Date Brings Good Games And Awful DLC

April 20, 2022

By: Patrick Perrault

 
 

The Sonic Origins release date is here, and Sonic fans will be able to go fast on June 23, 2022, which is Sonic's birthday. The collection is set to release digitally and physically on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. The games will provide remastered visuals, added features, new content, modes, and more. On the downside, there are also a lot of pre-order bonuses and microtransactions/DLC, so let's get into that unfortunate reality, shall we?

What's up with Sonic Origins?

Payers-sorry, I mean players, can pre-order a bunch of versions to choose from. The basic pre-order bonus adds 100 medallions, Mirror Mode unlocked, and Letter Box, which is described as a Mega Drive pattern. The Digital Deluxe version of the game adds characters in Main Menu, Island Camera on Main Menu, Character Animation in Music Playback, and Exclusive Tracks from Mega Drive titles. And if that's not bad enough, you can buy the Exclusive Tracks from Mega Drive titles separately as DLC. 

 

Confused? So am I, so let's broaden our confusion together with this handy dandy chart:

Sonic Preorder
Here's all the Sonic Origins DLC in its not-so-sweet glory.

Why does Sega feel the need to create and subsequently lock out DLC to games that are over twenty years old? Who knows! If you're still excited about this game because Sega has you right in the nostalgia, the key features include Classic Mode, which is what you'd expect, and Anniversary Mode. Anniversary Mode provides a full-screen display and offers players an infinite amount of lives without any game overs, which should be useful for anyone trying Sonic out for the first time. 

 
 

If players complete various missions taking place throughout the games they'll be able to earn medallions to unlock new content from the vault such as Special Stage and more. For Sonic fans this could be a decent amount of fun to complete... providing they can stomach being nickel and dimed first by Sega.

Sonic Missions
What the mission screen looks like in Sonic Origins.

Want to see some animated Sonic? Check out the Sonic Origins release date trailer below!

 
 

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