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After 30 Years, You Can Finally Play This Lost Sonic Level
Initially intended to be a level in 1992's "Sonic the Hedgehog 2," Hidden Palace Zone was cut late in production and omitted from the game's original release. The level does appear briefly in 1994's "Sonic and Knuckles," but is only a brief passage between the Lava Reef and Sky Sanctuary levels.
On Twitter, a Sonic-dedicated news account called @TailsChannel posted a new video showcasing the remastered titles in "Sonic Origins." Judging from the latest look at gameplay clips, it seems that Hidden Palace Zone will be featured as part of the remastered "Sonic the Hedgehog 2," allowing the game to be played as it was originally conceived.
Within the footage is a brief bit that shows Tails and Knuckles traversing the Hidden Palace Zone. The level appears to resemble a rocky cave with waterfalls, keeping with the subterranean version depicted in "Sonic and Knuckles."