In a new table on the game’s official website, it’s revealed that there are three separate DLC packs which each add new features.
While the standard $39.99 edition of Sonic Origins includes the main game itself, players will also need the Start Dash Pack, Premium Fun Pack and Classic Music Pack if they want everything the game has to offer.
The Start Dash pack is ‘free’ DLC but is only included if players pre-order the game, while the other two are paid DLC.
The following are locked behind each DLC:
Start Dash Pack
- 100 Bonus Coins
- Mirror Mode unlocked
- Letterbox Background (Mega Drive design)
Premium Fun Pack
- Hard Missions (11 in total)
- Letterbox Backgrounds (10 designs)
- Character animations on the Main Menu
- Camera controls over the Main Menu islands
- Character animations during Music islands
Classic Music Pack
- Additional music tracks from Mega Drive / Genesis titles (73 tracks from Sonic Spinball, Chaotix and Sonic 3D Blast)
It’s not yet clear if it’s possible to unlock Mirror Mode and the Hard Missions through normal gameplay (and if the DLC just unlocks them instantly), or whether the DLC is the only way to obtain them.
It appears that the easiest way to get all three DLC packs is to pre-order the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game.
This includes the Premium Fun Pack and the Classic Music Pack, while pre-ordering it also adds the Start Dash Pack.
The Standard Edition of the game costs $39.99 / £32.99 while the Digital Deluxe Edition will cost $44.99 / £36.98, meaning the extra value of the DLC is around $5.
Sonic Origins is a retro compilation which includes the following games:
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Sonic CD
- Sonic the Hedgehog 3
- Sonic & Knuckles
Each of the classic retro Sonic games included will have brand new opening and ending animations, and will include Classic and Anniversary modes.
The Classic mode will show the game in its original resolution and have limited lives like it did in the 16-bit era.
The Anniversary mode, meanwhile, will give the player infinite lives and will present the game in a new widescreen resolution.