Devolver makes fun of Sonic Origins’ bizarre DLC and pre-order bonuses

Earlier this week, Sega screwed up its announcement of a promising Sonic Origins retro collection by listing a bizarre selection of pre-order bonuses, DLC and deluxe edition content.

“Character animation in the main menu” and “Camera control over the main menu islands” were listed as part of the Premium Fun Pack DLC or the game’s Digital Deluxe Edition. The same goes for the game’s “Hard Missions”.

A bonus listed simply as “Letterbox Background” is highlighted as being available in either the Premium Fun Pack DLC or the separate Start Dash Pack DLC – free, but only if you pre-order.

Fan kerfuffle and general confusion over the various Sonic Orange’s options triggered criticism from fans – and overshadowed the rest of the announcement.

For reference, here is a look at that chart again:

Now the cheeky publisher Devolver Digital has stepped in with its own bid – created as a “handy guide for pre-ordering Trek to Yomi”, its upcoming black-and-white samurai game.

Would you believe it, you’ll get the full game no matter where you pre-order Trek for Yomi – and Devolver will even throw the game’s “full credits at the end” for good measure.

Eurogamer has contacted Sega for a comment on Origins’ various editions – and asked if they would change any of these in response to feedback from fans.