Speed Strats video showcases new game modes and features
Here’s a new video with a closer look at everything in blue blur’s latest collection of remasters, Sonic Origins.
Earlier today, Sega unveiled the first edition of Speed Strats: A Sonic Origins video series that takes a closer look at the remastered game releasing later this month. The overview focuses on the different modes and additional features available for each title and can be viewed below.
Each platform game will be playable in Classic and Anniversary mode. Both options include fully remastered visuals, but Classic presents them in the original 4:3 aspect ratio while Anniversary Mode offers full widescreen support. Gameplay-wise, Classic features the traditional difficulty with limited lifespans and playthroughs, while Anniversary lets you play each title with unlimited replays. The collection will also feature a Story mode that will allow you to play through all four games as one continuous adventure, with newly created animated cutscenes for each of them.
All-new game modes include Boss Rush and Mission mode for every entry. The former lets you take on each of the game’s bosses without having to progress through the levels leading up to them, and the latter sees players overcome specific challenges to earn that coveted S Rank. Each game also has a mirror mode, which allows you to play them upside down.
Finally, the video revealed a new currency included in Sonic Origins in the form of coins. Coins are hidden in each game’s Anniversary Mode and can also be earned through Mission Mode. Coins can be spent to unlock content in the in-game museum, such as music, concept art, or videos, and can even be used to retry challenging special stages in games.
Sonic Origins will be released on June 23 and will feature updated versions of Sonic the Hedgehog (1991), Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992), Sonic CD (1993), and Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles (1994). If you can’t get enough of the blue blur, you can check out new Sonic Frontiers screenshots or take a peek at Big the Cat’s upcoming appearance in Netflix’s Sonic Prime.