Nothing gets gamers more nostalgic than some classic Sonic games. These titles usually show up in Sega Collections or Genesis Collections for older players to remember the golden era of 16-bit gaming. Except for one. Sonic 3 & Knuckles, the complete version of the third Sonic outing, has been noticeably absent from compilations for a number of years. This is rumored to be due to issues with music licensing. However, leaker Zippo is claiming there will be a Sonic 3 & Knuckles re-release at some point in the future!
The return of Sonic 3 & Knuckles would cause me to break out in smiles
Insider Liam Robertson broke the news on Twitter not too long ago:
Interesting. Zippo is claiming that SEGA is re-releasing Sonic 3 & Knuckles in a new Sonic collection: https://t.co/2yE9bLc3i7
— Liam Robertson (@Doctor_Cupcakes) May 14, 2021
Here’s the full quote from Zippo’s blog:
It’s back. And I promise you that I’m not shitting you. It was thought to be impossible, but it’s coming. There will be some changes, though. More soon.
It’s common knowledge that it is highly likely the late Michael Jackson contributed some music to Sonic 3 back when it launched on Genesis. Many fans assume legal complications that could arise from his estate are what is holding back a re-release of the classic title. It sounds like alterations will need to be made to have it reappear, but wouldn’t that be worth it to play through one of Sonic’s best adventures?
As always, take this news with a grain of salt. If it is true, though, will any enthusiasts be purchasing the Sonic 3 & Knuckles re-release? What other games do you hope to see as part of the collection?