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Sonic Origins comes to Xbox and other platforms in June 2022

Sonic Origins Keyart
Sonic Origins Keyart (Image credit: Sega)

What you need to know

  • Sonic Origins is a compilation of several classic Sonic the Hedgehog games.
  • Sonic Origins is coming to all major platforms, including Xbox consoles and PC.
  • Sega shared that Sonic Origins now has a release date of June 23, 2022.

Sonic Origins is on the way, bringing a compilation of classic Sonic the Hedgehog games to modern systems very soon.

Publisher Sega shared on Wednesday that Sonic Origins has a release date of June 23, 2022. This collection includes Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD. You can take a look at the release date announcement trailer and some footage from across the different games below:

Sonic Origins is headed to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC (through the Epic Games Store and Steam), PS5, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. There's a variety of different preorder bonuses and extras depending on what version of the game you opt to pick up and when you grab it. It's fairly complicated, so you'll want to study the chart below (you can tap or click the image to enlarge it):

Source: Sega (Image credit: Source: Sega)

The next mainline entry in the literally long-running franchise, Sonic Frontiers, is currently slated to arrive sometime in the Holiday 2022 period. This game appears to be a huge shift for the series as a whole, using what looks like an open world, at least from early trailers so far. Like Sonic Origins, it's coming to all major platforms.

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

3 Comments
  • New playable characters though? Amy wasn't in any of those games IIRC. Any Sonic game without playable Cream is a disappointment anyway.
  • It's a remastered version of the original games, you aren't going to see new playable characters. Amy first appeared in Sonic CD. She wasn't playable, but she was part of the game (She basically follows you around relentlessly because she has a crush on Sonic). Can't remember a game where Cream was playable.
  • FYI Cream is playable in at least a couple of Gameboy Advance games, that's how I knew about her.