(Update) The M.I.A Sonic Origins compilation has recently been rated in Korea

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[Update: Following yesterday’s rating news, eager tech-heads went digging around the PlayStation Database and uncovered brand new splash art for Sonic Origins, as noted by fansite Sonic Stadium.]

Since its initial announcement in the spring of 2021, Sega has been completely silent on the topic of one Sonic Origins — a supposed retro compilation of The Blue Blur’s 16-bit hits. While the publisher has invariably referred to Sonic’s future across the past 12 months, this one title seemed all but forgotten.

Well, it seems that the project has not been abandoned, as everyone’s favorite spoiler, The Korean Game Rating and Administration Committee, has officially listed the missing-in-action release. As spotted by Twitter user… erm… “@regularpanties“… Sonic Origins has been afforded a wholesome “A” certificate, so I wouldn’t expect any all-new bourbon-drinking, eye-gouging content to have been included.

Sonic Origins is expected to be an HD compilation of Sega Mega Drive releases Sonic the Hedgehog (1991), Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992), Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (1994), Sonic & Knuckles (1994), and the Mega CD release Sonic CD (1993). We are still awaiting the news of any additional features and extras. I’m hoping for a PAL mode option so I can play it at those shitty UK speeds we had to suffer through.

The rating comes just weeks after rumors that Sonic Origins‘ development has been downsized to just a scant handful of people, which has led to what has been an extended period of silence from the publisher. In addition to Sonic Origins, Sega is also working on the ambitious Sonic Frontiers, which is tentatively scheduled to launch later in 2022. So it would make sense that Origins may have fallen down the priority list.

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