SEGA has just announced a new 2D Sonic game, and it’s not Sonic Mania 2! Titled Sonic Superstars, the game takes the 2D formula into 3D (well, 2.5D) and allows players to play as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy Rose on their own or with friends. Even more exciting, Fang the Sniper aka Nack the Weasel is back, and will make his transition to 3D! The game is due out Fall 2023 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PC.
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SEGA® Announces Sonic Superstars™
A new spin on classic 2D Sonic platforming games with an all-new look, new abilities, new worlds to explore, 4-player co-op, and more for multiple generations of Sonic fans!
Burbank, California — June 8, 2023 — Calling all superstars – it’s time to jump into a brand-new Sonic gaming experience! Today, SEGA revealed Sonic Superstars, Sonic the Hedgehog’s latest adventure bringing a new standard of play to classic high-speed 2D Sonic platforming.
Sonic and his friends’ journey starts on the beautiful North Star Islands, a mystical place offering never-before-seen environments, as well as a mysterious story waiting to unfold. Enormous creatures, exhilarating adventures, and evil plans from Dr. Eggman await Sonic and his friends, who can now obtain brand-new abilities known as the Emerald Powers when Chaos Emeralds are collected.
Sonic Superstars is set to release digitally and physically in fall 2023, starting at $59.99 USD on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch™ family of systems, and PC. Additional details regarding packages and future content will be revealed at a later date.
Harness the Emerald Powers to take on Dr. Eggman in dynamic new ways and stop him from converting the island’s animals into Badniks before it’s too late!
To celebrate the news, SEGA released a new trailer providing a glimpse of what fans can look forward to when Sonic Superstars releases this fall: LINK
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!