Prior to the release of Sonic Origins on June 23, 2022, Sega will delist currently available digital versions of each game included in the collection, which includes the original Sonic the Hedgehog. This removal will come long before the new version, so you better buy them now if you want.
A total of four games will be withdrawn from sale starting May 20: Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD. Sega specifically cited the release of Sonic Origins as the reason for removing the current digital versions of each game.
While the games will no longer be available for purchase, Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and 2 can still be played through the Sega Ages ports of each game on the Nintendo Switch, with Sonic the Hedgehog 2 specifically also available to play as part of Nintendo Switch. Switch. Sega Genesis games deals from + online.
Sonic Origins features remastered versions of all four games, as well as additional features such as quests, an infinite lives anniversary mode, new opening and ending animations for each game, and mirror mode. Sonic Origins will be available for PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.
Sega is currently building on the success of the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie, which features more supporting Sonic characters like Knuckles and Tails. The film is now the highest-grossing video game film of all time in North America, having earned nearly $150 million at the domestic box office.