That’s Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic 2, Sonic 3, and Sonic & Knuckles from the Mega Drive/Genesis, plus Sonic CD from the Sega CD. Yes, that’s five and I said four games – but the latter two Mega Drive games are really two halves of the same game, and in this collection are presented as one title, Sonic 3 & Knuckles.
The actual new game, Sonic Frontiers, is still a while off – so up steps Sonic Origins, a collection of the truly good Sonic games – which is to say, the 2D ones, the first four entries in the series.
When Sonic Mania included Denuvo, I winced, but I understood: this was a new game, and needed to be protected more fiercely.
I tried the same with Sonic CD, the most advanced of this collection, and… same deal.