Summer Game Fest: Sonic Superstars Speeds Onto Nintendo Switch This Fall

An all-new 2D adventure with modern visuals!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 06/08/2023 18:42 Comment on this     ShareThis

During the 2023 Summer Game Fest it was announced that an all-new 2D Sonic adventure is on the way. Sonic Superstars is a new four-player game featuring Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy as playable characters. It alleges to have classic gameplay mixed with modernized visuals, and with the addition of co-op play, looks to be taking a page from the New Super Mario Bros. series of games. You can see all of the fresh gameplay in motion in this trailer:

Here’s what SEGA has to say about the game:

  • 2D Sonic Platforming Evolved
    • 2D classic Sonic platforming has been reimagined for current-generation platforms with new zones, music, gameplay, and modern UHD visuals only possible with 3D graphics. Sonic’s movements, physics, and controls feel familiar and appeal to recent and legacy fans alike.
  • Your Favorite Playable Characters
    • Play as fan favorites – Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy Rose – to take on Dr. Eggman, old nemesis Fang and their nefarious schemes. Sonic designer Naoto Ohshima is also back with a new character that Sonic, and his friends will have to face.
  • Seven Emerald Powers
    • Use the power of the seven Chaos Emeralds to unlock various new abilities like creating clones of yourself, climbing waterfalls, powering up, and more!
  • Co-Op Multiplayer Gameplay 
    • Sonic Superstars offers local 4-player co-op, so fans can play solo or cooperatively with friends through the entire campaign!

Sonic Superstars takes place on the North Star Islands where SEGA is promising new environments to explore, a mysterious story involving Dr. Eggman, and the chance to utilize the aforementioned Emerald Powers which grant Sonic and company new abilities. The game comes to Nintendo Switch this fall, although no exact release date has been given.

Fingers crossed that this one is less polarizing than Sonic the Hedgehog 4, which was released episodically and split fans due to its tweaked running and jumping physics. Are you looking forward to this one? Let us know in the comments and on social media!

Source: SEGA of America Press Release

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