Sonic Origins details appear on the PS Store: new areas, mission mode and more

A listing for Sonic Origins has appeared on the Australian and New Zealand PlayStation Store, revealing new information about the upcoming compilation.

The list, which appears to have been released early, can be accessed via an Australian or New Zealand PlayStation account.

The product description reveals that each of the included Classic Retro Sonic games will have all-new opening and ending animations, and will include Classic and Anniversary modes.

Classic mode will show the game in its original resolution and have limited lifespans like in the 16-bit era.

Sonic Central – May 27, 2021

Anniversary Mode, on the other hand, will provide the player with infinite lives and showcase the game in a new widescreen resolution.

Origins will also include missions, which will allow players to collect coins. These can then be spent in the game’s Museum mode, to unlock new content, challenges and special stages.

The listing on the PlayStation app also seems to imply that a physical release is planned, as it refers to owners of a PS4 disc being able to upgrade to the PS5 version.

Sonic Origins is a retro compilation that includes the following games:

  • sonic the hedgehog
  • sonic the hedgehog 2
  • sonic cd
  • sonic the hedgehog 3
  • Sonic and Knuckles

The compilation was originally announced in May 2021 during Sega’s Sonic Central presentation, but new information was scarce until this week when the game received a rating in South Korea.

Sonic Origins details appear on the PS Store: new areas, mission mode and more

In an interview last year with the Japanese site 4GamesSonic Team leader Takashi Iizuka has confirmed that the Sonic Origins games won’t run on an emulator, but instead will be brand new ports.

This would allow the games to be shown on a 16:9 widescreen and have other tweaks and changes, similar to the critically acclaimed mobile ports released by Christian Whitehead (who would go on to work on Sonic Mania).

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