“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!”
The multiple versions and permutations of Sonic Origins may be more perplexing than Sonic Adventure’s ungainly camera, but there’s good news for Blue Blur fans: Headcannon has confirmed its involvement in the project. The company is best known for its work on Sonic Mania, but it has a long history with the character, having previously converted Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 to smartphones. The Sonic community considers these versions of the games to be the definitive versions.
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!