Sonic Origins Plus is out today, and as is traditional when marketing video games, we have the launch trailer to show for it. We didn't, however, anticipate Amy stealing it in such total fashion or anticipate the nostalgic wave her Super State transformation brought on.

The transformation into one's Super State is well-documented, with decades of precedent in established Sonic canon. Triggered by harnessing the positive power of the seven Chaos Emeralds, its physical manifestation is so strikingly similar to the concept of a Super Saiyan from the Dragon Ball Z series that confusion remains to this day as to which came first, probably making both more memorable in the process.

Long story short (and as near as we can tell), Super Sonic was conceived first by soon-to-be-sentenced creator Yuki Naka but not designed until after the manga debut of the first Super Saiyan transformation in March 1991.

It seems quite apparent now, with the benefit of hindsight, Naka took some level of inspiration from or intended the Super State to be a kind of homage to Akira Toriyama (who primarily came up with the design in the first place so his assistant didn't have to spend so much time shading Goku's hair black), but we digress.

Amy, along with numerous other characters in the intervening years, has achieved their own Super State in connected media appearances, of course. Still, it will be something of a trip to get to gather those classic Chaos Emeralds again as someone new. Have you ever wondered which came first, Super Sonic or Super Saiyan? Let us know if we got the story straight in the comments section below.