Sega delisting standalone versions of Sonic 1, 2, 3, and CD ahead of Sonic Origins’ arrival

Sega has revealed it’ll be delisting the standalone versions of Sonic of the Hedgehog 1, 2, 3, and CD from all digital stores on 20th May – just in time, although it doesn’t say as much, for the the arrival of its upcoming retro bundle, Sonic Origins.

Currently, standalone copies of Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2, 3, and CD can be purchased for between £3-4 a piece on Steam and the Xbox Store, putting their combined value significantly below the £32.99/$39.99 asking price of Sonic Origins’ standard edition.

As of those games’ delisting on 20th May, however, the only way to purchase Sonic’s early titles digitally will be via Sonic Origins, with the one exception: the Sega Ages versions of Sonic 1 and 2 on Switch will remain on sale. Sega also notes Sonic the Hedgehog 2 will remain playable as part of a Nintendo Switch Online + subscription.

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