Sega has announced that it’s delisting four classic Sonic games from digital storefronts on May 20th next month. This is coming ahead of the release of the new Sonic Origins game bundle which is due to release towards the end of June. The four classic Sonic games being removed from stores are all included in the upcoming compilation.
The four games being listed are:
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2
- Sonic 3 & Knuckles
- Sonic CD
For now, each game is available individually at $5 each on Steam but they’ll be removed from the store later next month on May 20th. Sonic Origins is set to release on June 23rd for Nintendo Switch, Xbox, PlayStation and PC. It’s a remastered collection of classic Sonic Games that will cost $39.99 at launch.
It’s not surprising to see that Sega is removing the originals from sale though from a game preservation stand point, it’s not good news. Rockstar did something similar with the original version of GTA 1, 2 and 3 in preparation for the release of the GTA Trilogy collection.