Sonic Origins compilation slated for release on July 23rd

Jerry on 2022-04-20
Sega has slated Sonic Origins for release on July 23rd. The compilation title will bundle Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD.

Sonic Origins marks the return of Sonic 3 & Knuckles, first published in 1994, absent from the Sega Genesis Mini collectible console. Sonic CD debuted for the Mega-CD home console in 1993 in Japan. Introducing the theme of time warps, Sonic gains the ability to visit the same stages in the past, present and future.

To differentiate these locations chronologically, the composers incorporated less advanced, low-fi electronic instruments on stages taking place in the past, harkening back to the more limited specs of the Sega Mega Drive console.

In 2019, London's Data Discs label published the Sonic CD soundtrack to vinyl. The three-disc analog record set, containing the remastered music score from the Japanese edition of the game, ships through PixelCrib in Australia. Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog CD 20th Anniversary Edition digital album is streaming on the Spotify platform, featuring original music by Masafumi Ogata and Naofumi Hataya.

Sonic Origins is currently available for preorder for PS4 and PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Series X|S, and Windows through Steam and the Epic Games Store. A Nintendo Switch edition is also planned. The Digital Deluxe Edition will include additional music tracks from the Sega Mega Drive titles.

Sonic Origins - Preorders

PixelCrib - Sonic CD 3xLP Vinyl Soundtrack