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Sonic Origins Plus Brings More Classic Sonic Games to Modern Consoles in June

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Sonic Origins Plus is bringing even more classic Sonic games to modern consoles when it launches on Sonic’s birthday: June 23, 2023.

It adds all 12 Game Gear games; a playable Amy to Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD; and a playable Knuckles to Sonic CD.

This content will be available as a $9.99 expansion for those who own 2022’s Sonic Origins, while those who don’t can purchase it and all the regular Sonic Origins content in a single package for $39.99.

Those buying Sonic Origins Plus as an expansion for the base game will also get every piece of previously released Sonic Origins DLC. The new content will, of course, align with the main game in being digitally remastered for modern platforms, as it will be available on PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

The physical edition of Sonic Origins Plus will come with a 20 page art book and reversible cover sleeve with never before seen artwork.

The Sonic Origins base game launched on June 23 last year but not without controversy. Some fans were already upset over the state of the game’s DLC, as Sega had announced that Hard Missions, camera controls on elements of the main menu, and some character animations were all locked off content.

Sonic Origins – Screenshots

The publisher then began delisting classic Sonic games from other platforms, essentially forcing players to purchase Sonic Origins if they wanted to revisit the Blue Blur’s origins.

The game then launched with various technical issues (and other unmentioned changes that had some fans frustrated) that caused one of its key developers to hit out at Sega on Twitter.


Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer and acting UK news editor. He'll talk about The Witcher all day.

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