Sonic fans, prepare to rev up your engines! Sega has just announced the ultimate expansion to its hit remastered collection, Sonic Origins. The dazzling new addition, aptly named Sonic Origins Plus, brings a whopping 12 classic Game Gear titles and fresh playable characters to the mix.
Sonic Origins Plus is a treasure trove of Sonic the Hedgehog nostalgia, including the entire library of Game Gear installments. From Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Chaos to Sonic Labyrinth and Sonic Blast, players can relive every beloved title on modern consoles. But that’s not all. The expansion also introduces Amy Rose, Sonic’s hammer-wielding admirer first introduced in Sonic CD, as a playable character in the first three Sonic games. You can also play as Amy or Tails in Sonic CD.
But that’s just the beginning. Sonic Origins Plus also includes all the content from the Sonic Origins base game, featuring remastered versions of Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2, 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD, along with all previously released DLC. With Classic Mode, gamers can enjoy the games in their original and unaltered format, while Anniversary Mode stretches the aspect ratio to 16:9 and grants infinite lives to lower frustration levels. Plus, a gorgeous 20-page book of classic art and a reversible coversheet are included in physical copies of the game.
Sonic Origins Plus is available for a mere $10 as an expansion to existing Sonic Origins owners. But if you’re a newcomer to the collection, you can snag Sonic Origins Plus, including all the base game’s content, for just $40, the same price as Sonic Origins alone. The expansion launches on June 23rd, the 32nd anniversary of the first Sonic game’s release on the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive, and will be available on PlayStation (PS5 / PS4), Xbox (Series X / S and One), and Nintendo Switch. So, get ready to speed through time and relive the glory days of Sonic the Hedgehog!