Sonic Origins footage offers a fresh glimpse of Hidden Palace Zone

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A scant minute of footage has been released from Sega’s upcoming compendium Sonic Origins, which is currently in development for PlayStation, PC, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch platforms. The clip gives fans a sneak peek of some of the title’s features ahead of its official release on June 23.

The video, which debuted as part of the Rulicon broadcast in South Korea, offers a whistlestop tour of Sonic Origins, including a look at the game’s menu screens, as well as short clips from Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 (w/Sonic and Knuckles), and Sonic CD. We see The Blue Blur in action alongside compadres Tails, Knuckles, and even his final form, Super Sonic — accessible in all included Sonic titles.

The clip also gives us a look at the Hidden Palace Zone, a secret stage that was cut from the original 1992 release of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and will be returning as a part of Sonic Origins. The compendium will also boast new intro and ending sequences, new modes and challenges, and a host of unlockables for the nostalgic in-game museum. Sonic Origins hopes to be a definitive collection of the 16-bit adventures that defined a legend, and is looking to be a must-buy for any Sonic fan willing to negotiate its bizarre pre-order shenanigans.

Sonic Origins launches June 23 on PlayStation, PC, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch platforms.

Chris Moyse
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