Did you purchase Sonic Origins when it came out last year? If the answer is “no,” you’re in luck — Sega just announced an upgraded version, Sonic Origins Plus, that contains more content. It’s one of those moments that’s aggravating for one consumer but a blessing for another.
Reviewers of Sonic Origins, the highly anticipated remaster of the hog’s most classic titles, are not happy. While the overall presentation is nice, they’ve been pointing out the various glitches and bugs throughout the games that weren’t present in the originals. An outsider might ask how Sega could possibly mess this up, if all they had to do was dump some ROMs into a menu. The cynic would reply, “Sega always finds a way.”
Sega announced plans today to re-release the 16-bit Sonic games. This by itself is nothing new — with the exception of Sonic 3, the games have never really been off the market, reappearing on just about every device capable of playing a game from practically the moment that device exists. Heck, there was a Sonic compilation on the Game.com.
Early this morning Sega streamed out Sonic Central, an eleven-minute presentation announcing every Sonic The Hedgehog-related thing they plan to release over the next twelve months. A list of what would be revealed was leaked a couple days ago, and though it might have gotten a couple things wrong (more on that in a bit), it was overall accurate.