Sonic 20th Anniversary Bundle arrives on PSN, Generations demo available for all

In case you haven’t heard, today is the day that Sonic the Hedgehog turns 20. It’s been a long time since Sega’s answer to Mario first arrived in 1991. So to celebrate 20 years of dashing, Sega has announced the release of the Sonic 20th Anniversary Bundle on the PlayStation Store. The bundle includes the original Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic 2, Sonic Adventure, and Sonic 4: Episode 1. In addition, the bundle will come packed with a new theme inspired by the world of Sonic 4.

According to the European PlayStation Blog, the bundle will be available for 20 days and represents a 50% saving against buying each of these titles individually. The price for the bundle will be £13.99, €17.99, or AU$27.95 depending on your territory.

Can’t get the bundle? If you’ve got a case of Sonic sadness, perhaps you can take solace with a free download of the Sonic Generations demo on PSN and Xbox Live, which will also be available for the next 20 days. The demo will take you on a tour through the Green Hill stage and if you’re all about experiencing games in the third dimension, it will also be playable in stereoscopic 3D.

Jun 23, 2011


  • robertpopovic - June 25, 2011 6:27 p.m.

    I might've been living under a rock, but since Sonic 4, Ep1 launched and Generations got announced I never did hear anything about an episode 2. Was that just totally canned in favour of Generations?
  • GringoStar - June 24, 2011 1:14 a.m.

    Man...when I heard Sonic Bundle I thought it would have been games that AREN'T found on the Sega Genesis Collection for the Ps3 and 360 (The bundle is just as much as the Genesis Collection is plus it has Sonic 3D, Sonic and Knuckles and even Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine!). The bundle should have been the Sonic Dreamcast game along with a Master System Sonic. That would have gratified an instant purchase.
  • fullmetallegend - June 24, 2011 12:41 a.m.

    See, now this game is what everyone THINKS the old games were like. I've always hear people bashing 3-D sonics for losing the "speed" of the originals. I played the originals very recently, last week, in fact and I was extremely dissapointed. The only time you went fast was when you got the boots in the little TVs. Sonic Adventure 2 had you going MUCH faster. This new one, though. This is speedy. This is the Sonic everyone keeps thinking the old ones were. =]
  • crumbdunky - June 24, 2011 12:28 a.m.

    The issue I have with Sonic Team is the constant refusal to do the easy things right. Do what ou know works and go from there-don't mess about with the stuff that works and then add to it when that's what's screwed you for over ten years. They remind me of that maniac from the Farcry3 playthrough/press demo who traps you twice and keeps asking if he "told you the meaning of insanity" when he propounds it to be doing the same thing over and over when you now it doesn't work and just hoping, this time, somehow, the same effort will result ion something different or better when you have experience to know it cannot. This bunch of chancers even managed to mess too much with the basics, instead of nailing what we originall loved ffs, with the episodic Sonic 4 for crying out loud. Any anniversary bundle just points out their bloody errors. I doubt they will be picking up on their demo ?BS from Unleashed were anyone p[laying just the demo would NEVER even know the Werehog parts( three quarters of the sodding, boring game of which they're the most dull, mind numbing parts)existed-not that the name even makes sense ! Had you bought that game on the strength of said demo(and the Sonic bits were OK so you'd have been more likely to than if you read a review or anything else about the game)I fear Sega would REALLY owe you as it's just a con-maybe done to make up for the VC demo, at the time, beuig enough to put ANYONE off a great game!! Anyhoo-I love the first three Sonic games and while they do deserve a bit of nostalgic backslapping ST also deserve a lot more stick than they ever manage to get. Because so many of us STILL want to think they will go back to what we all know works they don't get half the vitriol for missed chances that they should and the lack of plain common sense they've shown when doing their best to annoy long time series fans is almost beyond my understanding in it's bloody minded idiocy. This should be EASY for them but they will keep managing to balls it up by imagining Sonic in games and situations he ill jut never be suited to and ignoring the stuff we all know he's best for. If you play 1 or two before playing Sonic 4 you'll totally7understand why it's not as slick, not as seamless and , simply, not as good. Within seconds anyone could tell. So celebrate Sonic but do NOT expect back slaps from us series fans when,ion all reality, is us that merit the back slaps for even considering sticking by the franchise through all the crap we have done, and continue, to do.
  • mickeygfunk - June 24, 2011 12:23 a.m.

    anyone else experiencing approx 200ms lag in sonic1/2? justin, how do you play your beloved game? on the original genesis?
  • boondocks50 - June 24, 2011 5:11 a.m.

    wheres sonic adventure 2
  • JSayonara - June 24, 2011 12:53 a.m.

    Does anybody else find this game damn near impossible to play? I had a blast on the demo and it killed my eyes, that background moving behind the actual play area was horrible. Only game I've ever played that screwed with my eyes so much.
  • SirCheesedip - June 24, 2011 12:52 a.m.

    Cannot wait for this game the demo is sweet. Wish it were longer!

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