Original April 18th: It’s been just short of 11 months since we first learned of Sonic Origins in 2021’s Sonic Central broadcast, and since then news has been incredibly sparse. While there’s been no official announcement of further details just yet, there have been a couple of quick developments to kick this week off. Last night it was discovered that the game had been given a ratings classification in South Korea. While there isn’t much to gleam from the rating itself, generally such classifications in the past have surfaced online not long before a game’s planned release.
Following that, just a few hours ago a piece of Sonic Origins art was discovered on the PlayStation Store’s CDN system and shared by a user named LordDagak on Twitter. On ResetEra, a member named andshrew posted that the entry was added a week ago.
There are a lot of convincing fakes online, especially for Sonic, so this art appearing out of nowhere may raise an eyebrow. However, a Twitter user called Tanooki Joe shared that the artwork was posted recently as part of a marketing website’s digital magazine. A direct link to it can be found here.
While it’s still too soon to say the wait for news on Sonic Origins is almost over, we at least have some lovely new art to feast our eyes on either way. With Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s continuing success in theaters the time feels right for there to be some Sonic news. Hopefully there’s more to share soon, and if more is found before an official announcement this article will be updated.
Update April 19th 6:32 PM ET: The game has also received a classification rating in Australia.
Update April 19th: 10:19 PM ET: A URL for origins.sonicthehedgehog.com has been found. It leads to an access denied page at the moment. A similar URL was found before Sonic Frontiers’ announcement, so we may be close to a reveal.