One to Play: Sonic Origins Plus
DEVELOPER SONIC TEAM
PLATFORMS XBOX SERIES X/S, PS5, SWITCH, XBOX ONE, PS4, PC
RELEASE DATE 06.23.2023
“Sonic Origins Plus is the definitive way to play the classic Sonic games Sonic the Hedgehog 1, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD. They’re now playable in widescreen HD, and include new challenge modes, opening and closing animated shorts, and a variety of behind-the-scenes content in the museum. You can even, for the first time, play as Amy in Sonic 1, Sonic 2, Sonic 3, and Sonic CD, or play as Knuckles in Sonic CD. Plus also adds 12 Sonic Game Gear titles, which have been emulated for current-generation consoles and PC, and even keeps multiplayer features intact for such games as Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine and Sonic Drift 2. The physical version of Plus also includes a 20-page artbook of classic Sonic the Hedgehog art and a reversible cover sheet with never-before-seen graphics that pay homage to the classic ’90s era when the franchise began.”
— TAKASHI IIZUKA, EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND SONIC CREATIVE OFFICER, SEGA OF AMERICA INC.