We still don’t know a whole lot about Sonic Origins’ touted “Story Mode,” but we do know both Ian Flynn and Tyson Hesse are involved with the animated sequences. Flynn confirmed his contribution on the BumbleKing blog today:
#KnowingSmile finally revealed! I had the extreme pleasure of writing the scripts for the animated scenes for the new Story Mode in Sonic Origins!
I hope you enjoy when the collection is released June 23rd, 2022.BumbleKing blog post, Apr. 20, 2022
We don’t quite know what “writing” entails here, considering that most recent iterations of Classic Sonic have all been silent. It is possible that there could be some amount of dialog, or that Flynn developed the context and events of the scenes prior to Powerhouse animating.
At roughly the same time, Hesse also confirmed that he worked with Powerhouse for Origins, promising that there’s more animation in the game beyond the bits we saw in the trailer:
With Flynn contributing to Sonic Prime and writing for both Sonic Origins and Sonic Frontiers, and Hesse leading Sonic’s design in both Paramount movies, the two are quickly becoming significant figures beyond the Sonic comics, and into the franchise as a whole.