New content incoming?
Over on the game sales spoiler website, better known as The Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea, there appears to be word of a brand new edition of Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog compilation, Sonic Origins, which first launched on PC and consoles back in June 2022.
The Korean ratings board has released a new listing for the as-yet-unannounced Sonic Origins Plus, which applied for registration back in late December 2022, before receiving approval in January of this year. The title, much like previous release Sonic Mania Plus, is expected to feature the original Sonic Origins compendium along with currently unspecified new content. Back in 2018, Sonic Mania Plus added two additional characters — Mighty the Armadillo & Ray the Flying Squirrel — along with expanded multiplayer options and a brand-new mode.
Sonic Origins, released in part to celebrate the franchise’s 30th anniversary, is a compendium of the first four titles in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. The release includes Sega Mega Drive classics Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD, and Sonic 3 & Knuckles. In addition, the title features an array of new features including Mirror Mode, Anniversary Mode, and a chronological “story” campaign, that sees the player run through all of the titles as a single adventure, smoothly transitioning from title to title.
Sonic Origins is available now on PlayStation, PC, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch platforms. But if you’re on the fence about picking it up, you may wish to wait for additional news on this supposed re-release.