Sega is delisting the original Sonic games before Sonic Origins releases

Sega is delisting the original Sonic games

Hot on the heels of a release date, we’ve learned Sega is delisting the original Sonic games ahead of Sonic Origins launching this summer.

News that Sega is delisting the original Sonic games locks in a date they’ll all be removed from various digital storefronts: May 20th.

This means all the individual versions of the original, classic versions of the first several Sonic the Hedgehog games will be removed from the Windows PC, Xbox, and PlayStation marketplaces.

The affected classic games include: Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and Sonic CD. These are also naturally the games included in the Sonic Origins collection.

It’s worth noting that some of the classic Sonic games will be playable separately if you get them through their Sega Ages releases – like with Sonic The Hedgehog and Sonic The Hedgehog 2.

It’s also worth noting Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is playable on Nintendo Switch Online with its Expansion Pack subscription tier.

Coming from this bit of news and breakdown, this means Sonic The Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles and Sonic CD won’t be playable digitally, individually, in their original forms anymore after next month.

While Sega is delisting the original Sonic games next month, Sonic Origins is launching on June 23rd across Windows PC (via Steam and the Epic Games Store ), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.

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