Sega's delisting the standalone versions of Sonic 1, 2, 3, and CD ahead of Sonic Origins' release
Sonic Origins will replace the standalone versions of Sega's original Sonic games on most platforms
Published: 26th April 2022 | Source: SEGA |
Sonic 1,2,3 and CD's standalone versions are due to get delisted on most platforms on May 20th
SEGA has confirmed that they will be delisting almost all standalone digital versions of Sonic of the Hedgehog 1, 2, 3, and CD from digital storefronts on May 20th, little more than a month before the launch of Sonic Origins n June 23rd.
Sonic Origins is a bundle of the four aforementioned Sonic games, offering users remastered versions of these Sonic classics alongside new animations, challenge content, and two separate game modes for each title. A "Classic mode" with limited lives and a classic aspect ratio, and "Anniversary mode" which offers players infinite lives and fullscreen gameplay.
Currently, Sonics 1, 2, 3, and CD are all available on Steam for between £3 and £4 on PC. This is significantly cheaper than Sonic Origins, which costs £32.99 on Steam.
The only standalone versions of SEGA's classic Sonic games that won't be discontinued are the game's Switch versions. This includes the Sega Ages versions of Sonic 1 and 2, and the version of Sonic The Hedgehog 2 that's playable through Nintendo's Switch Online + service.
If you want to purchase any of SEGA's classic versions of Sonics 1, 2, 3, and CD, you have until May 20th to do so. If not, you will need to purchase Sonic Origins to be able to play these SEGA classics on modern hardware platforms.
Sonic Origins is launching on PC (through Steam and the Epic Games Store), PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Switch on June 23rd.
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