Sonic Origins’ various versions and permutations may be more dizzying than Sonic Adventure’s unwieldy camera, but there’s good news for Blue Blur fanboys: Headcannon has confirmed it’s been recruited for the project. Many of you will recognise the team for its work on Sonic Mania, although it has a long history with the character, having ported Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 to smartphones in the past. These versions of the games are generally considered by the Sonic community to be definitive.
“Headcannon is proud to announce that we have been working with SEGA to re-create Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles for the upcoming Sonic Origins collection,” the studio said on social media. “This completes the official ‘remastering’ of the mainline classics and marks our fourth time out with Sonic the Hedgehog!”
In addition to the emulated 16-bit originals, Sonic Origins will also include a new Anniversary mode, which will present the games in widescreen and provide unlimited lives. With Headcannon’s involvement now confirmed, we can be pretty confident that they’ll be quality ports. Now all we need is to cross our fingers for a Sonic Mania sequel – come on, SEGA, you know you want to!