The Sonic Origins Collection was “the best time to expose new fans to the games”

Sonic the Hedgehog has always been an incredibly popular video game character and although his games have been pretty hit or miss in recent years, the spiky blue hedgehog’s popularity shows no signs of slowing down. Both Sonic the Hedgehog movies have been huge box office successes, and his latest 3D adventure, Sonic Frontiers, looks to be looking reasonably promising in recent screenings and hands-on impressions.

In a recent interview with Sonic Origins producer Nobuya Ohashi, as well as director Katsuyuki Shigihara in Weekly Famitsu, the team explained why SEGA decided to release the classic 2D Sonic video game compilation at this time. They explained to the Japanese publication that Sonic has grown in popularity over the past few years and that Sonic Origins is the perfect way to introduce new and old fans to his standout adventures that were originally on the SEGA Mega Drive system.

“There had been plans to renew the original Sonic series for a while, but it really took a huge leap forward with the release of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie in 2020. We had often heard about how popular Sonic was in west, but following the release of the film, it really skyrocketed! You could go to supermarkets in North America and see tons of Sonic products available.

“Until now, Sonic remake games/re-releases have always been sold individually, but we decided that now was the best time to expose new fans to the games. That’s why we released the first four games with improvements, and Sonic Origins was born.

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