With the approach of Sonic’s birthday, new things abound for his Origins other than patches with the anticipated release of the new Sonic Origins Plus for consoles and PC. This update to the main game features a digital upgrade that allows fans to take on new Game Gear games and playable characters. Fans who get the physical edition of Plus receive a 20-page artbook, along with a reversible coversheet with never-before-seen art. Fans of the tarot-wielding pink hedgehog are going to be excited because now, for the first time ever, Amy has been brought into the mix as a playable character. She’s playable in Sonic the Hedgehog 1,2,3, and Sonic CD.
Ready for a package deal? Sonic Origins Plus is heading your way June 23rd, 2023! Get ready for extra games, extra challenges, and for the first time ever…Amy's joining the party! pic.twitter.com/5DR1EbA1H5
— Sonic the Hedgehog (@sonic_hedgehog) March 23, 2023
In addition to Amy coming to the party, we also have Knuckles swinging into the mix. If you get Sonic Origins Plus, you can play as Knuckles on Sonic CD. With the new Game Gear titles available on Switch, PC, and more, new players can take on old games with ease. The Game Gear titles included with the Sonic Origins Plus bundle are the following:
- Tails Sky Patrol
- Tails Adventures
- Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (Game Gear Release)
- Sonic The Hedgehog Triple Trouble
- Sonic Spinball
- Sonic The Hedgehog (Game Gear Release)
- Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
- Sonic Blast
- Sonic Drift 2
- Sonic Labyrinth
- Sonic Drift
- Sonic Chaos
Sonic Origins Plus Release Date
The Sonic Origins Plus release date comes just in time for Sonic’s birthday, June 23rd. Fans of Amy and Knuckles will be happy to see that they can select them in the Character Select menu for their related games. For the first time in the classic setting, with Sonic Origins Plus, you can wield the Piko Piko Hammer as Amy and take down the Death Egg Robot. Challenge platforming levels with more characters, move sets, and navigation options than ever before. If you own Sonic Origins already, there is no need to fear. You won’t need to be buying it again to get all the new content. For a price available separately from your purchase, $9.99 USD can get you the Sonic Origins Plus experience, giving you all the upgrades, games, and characters it has to offer.
For those who don’t own the game, getting the Plus version is easy and convenient with a one-time purchase bundle for $39.99. Getting the bundle not only gives you the base game along with all the new Plus content, but it also offers the other DLC that has come out since Origins‘ release wake. This includes the Sonic Origins Premium Fun Pack and Classic Music Pack.
Sonic Origins and Sonic Origins Plus are available on PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox X/S, and PS4/5 systems.