SEGA delisting Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2, 3 & Knuckles, and CD ahead of Origins release
With Sonic Origins releasing on June 23rd, SEGA has announced they’re delisting the standalone digital versions of the four games. According to a press release, the company will delist the games on May 20th.
SEGA also states a couple of exceptions. The SEGA AGES versions of Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and 2 will stay on the Nintendo Switch. Meanwhile, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will still be playable with a Nintendo Switch Online + subscription.
However, on all other storefronts, these games will no longer be available.
Blue blur markup
At the moment, the individual games in Origins are available for £3.99 each on Steam, and £3.39 each on the Xbox store. Buying all four games on either platform costs less than £16, which is about half of Origins’ asking price: £32.99.
SEGA is trying to justify this boost in price with extra content. The game’s website promises remastered visuals, a new anniversary mode, missions and a museum among some other things. Whether or not these additions are worth the markup remains to be seen.
Either way, it’s hard to ignore the leap from less than £16 to £32.99 for more or less the same games. Even Steam’s Mega Drive and Genesis bundle – which comes with over 50 games including Sonic 1, 2 and 3 – only costs £23.96. Even if you then buy Sonic CD separately, it still works out as cheaper than Origins.
We’ll just have to wait and see if the additions to these games are worth it when Sonic Origins releases on June 23rd.
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