Sonic Origins is spin-dashing towards its launch next week on 23rd June, so SEGA has released a new video about the game to get everyone up to speed. It seems to be the first in a series of videos dubbed Speed Strats, and it gives a general overview of what to expect from this retro collection.
So, one final recap ahead of launch. This PS5 and PS4 title compiles Sonic 1, CD, 2, and 3 & Knuckles into one package. All the games are playable in Anniversary Mode or Classic Mode. The former presents the games in full widescreen, with unlimited lives and Sonic Mania’s drop dash technique. The latter lets you play the games in their original 4:3 display, has limited lives, and excludes the drop dash — basically presenting them as they were in the 90s.
There’s also a Mission Mode, which gives you short challenges to complete. Beating these missions, and playing the games in Anniversary Mode, rewards you with Coins, which can be spent at the Museum on certain items. There’s more detail in the video, but this is the gist. It all seems like a solid collection from where we’re sitting, especially as it gives us easy access to Sonic 3 & Knuckles on modern systems — even if some of the original music won’t feature.
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