Sonic the Hedgehog, the iconic character from SEGA, is set to return to its 2D roots in the upcoming game, Sonic Superstars. Announced at the Summer Game Fest, this title promises to deliver a fresh take on the classic Sonic platforming experience, blending nostalgia with modern gameplay elements.
A Return to 2D Platforming
Sonic Superstars is a 2D title that supports up to four-player local co-op. It takes place on the North Star Islands, a beautiful and mystical location offering never-before-seen environments. Sonic and his friends embark on an exciting journey, facing enormous creatures, exhilarating adventures, and the evil plans of Dr. Eggman.
The game has been "reimagined" for current-generation platforms, offering new zones, music, gameplay, and modern UHD visuals only possible with 3D graphics. Despite these updates, the controls will feel familiar to legacy fans, ensuring that the game appeals to both recent and long-time players.
Playable Characters and New Abilities
Players can choose from four playable characters - Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy Rose - each bringing their unique abilities to the game. The game also introduces a new character designed by Sonic designer Naoto Ohshima, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the story.
Collecting the seven Chaos Emeralds in the game unlocks various new abilities, such as creating clones, climbing waterfalls, and powering up. These abilities add a new layer of strategy to the gameplay, offering players more ways to navigate through the levels and defeat enemies.
Local 4-Player Co-op
Sonic Superstars offers local 4-player co-op, allowing fans to play solo or cooperatively with friends through the entire campaign. This feature enhances the social aspect of the game, making it a perfect choice for gaming parties or casual play sessions with friends.
Sonic Superstars is set to release digitally and physically in fall 2023, starting at $59.99 USD. The game will be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, the Nintendo Switch family of systems, and PC.
Sonic Superstars promises to deliver a unique blend of classic Sonic gameplay and modern enhancements. With its beautiful graphics, exciting story, and cooperative gameplay, it's a game that all Sonic fans should look forward to.