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Sonic Origins Release Date Seems Close After Rating & Leaked Promo Art

Sonic Origins release date rated in South Korea rating PlayStation Network promo promotional art

Sonic the Hedgehog has seen a bit of a resurgence these days. He has another hit film, and the upcoming Sonic Frontiers looks promising. What has been lost in the conversation, though, is Sonic Origins. Announced almost one year ago, the compilation brings together Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2, and 3, along with Sonic & Knuckles and Sonic CD. There has been almost no news on the game since the initial reveal. However, Sonic Origins was recently rated in South Korea. In addition, the title had some promotional art leaked. A Sonic Origins release date announcement could be right around the corner.

The PC version of Sonic Origins was rated “All Ages” in Korea. Here is the promo art, as spotted on PlayStation Network:

It sure looks official to me! It’s nice to see Amy represented even though she only appears in one game.

With these two pieces of information, it looks highly likely Sonic Origins will receive a 2022 release date, along with the aforementioned Sonic Frontiers. The collection itself is quite interesting, as it is being ported using the Retro Engine, which was used on mobile ports of some Sonic games. This means the games will not feature emulation and will run natively. Expect tweaks like being able to play the adventures in 16:9 widescreen.

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Arthur Damian
Arthur Damian has been covering the video game industry for over ten years, and joined The Escapist in 2022. He is a huge fan of platformers, indies, and fighting games, and strives to cover them for The Escapist every chance he gets. Arthur received his Bachelor’s Degree in English from Brooklyn College in 2009. He is also the Editor-in-Chief over at That VideoGame Blog. When he isn’t writing, Arthur enjoys playing games on his Switch and PlayStation 5, and sings the praises of the greatest video game ever, Chrono Trigger, to anyone who will listen.