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Sonic Superstars Announced for All Major Platforms

Sonic Superstars Announced for All Major Platforms - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 June 2023 / 2,189 Views

Sega has announced Sonic Superstars for the PlayStation 5Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo SwitchPlayStation 4Xbox One, and PC. It will launch this Fall for $59.99. 

View the announcement trailer below:

Read details on the game below:

New thrills. Classic feels.

Adventure through the mystical Northstar Islands in this all-new take on classic 2D Sonic high-speed action platforming. Play as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy Rose and harness all-new Emerald powers to move and attack in dynamic new ways. Navigate gorgeous, never-before-seen environments solo or with up to three other players and stop Dr. Eggman, Fang, and a mysterious new adversary from converting the islands’ giant animals into Badniks before it’s too late!

A New Spin on a Classic

The 2D Sonic high-speed sidescrolling action platforming you know and love, reimagined with fully 3D graphics, new powers and abilities, an all-new setting, and new ways to play! You’ve never played classic Sonic like this before!

Play as Your Favorite Characters

Choose from Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy Rose and take advantage of their unique abilities to blaze a path across the Northstar Islands as they race to defeat Dr. Eggman, who has teamed up with an old nemesis, Fang.

Harness the Power of the Chaos Emeralds

Multiply, swim up waterfalls, change form, and more with the powers of the Chaos Emeralds.

More Friends, More Fun

For the first time ever in a Sonic game, play through the entire campaign with up to 3 other players with drop-in and drop-out four-player local cooperative play.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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CaptainExplosion (on 09 June 2023)

I hope it's as good as Sonic Mania.

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VAMatt CaptainExplosion (on 10 June 2023)

Doubtful. That would be nice though.

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darthv72 (on 08 June 2023)

this is Sonic's take on New Super Mario Bros U.

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Signalstar (on 08 June 2023)

First Sonic game in a while that interests me. Wish it had online co-op though.

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pikashoe (on 08 June 2023)

Designing this around co op seems like a bad idea, aside from that it looks potentially interesting

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SonicWariatPOL (on 08 June 2023)

Looks promising, don't mess this.

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JWeinCom (on 08 June 2023)

Looks fun. I can't really see multiplayer working well. Really not sure about that price though. I think Sonic Mania launched at about 20 and Mega Man 11 at 30. I'm not automatically against paying full price for a 2D, but I wonder if this is offering enough to justify that.

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Salnax JWeinCom (on 09 June 2023)

There is precedent with NSMB Wii, NSMBU, Kirby RtDL, and Kirby Star Allies. All of these were full price 2D retail platformers, with all but Star Allies having their main story around 8 hours long (Sonic Mania and MM11 were more like 5 hours each).

Make a dozen zones' worth of level assets, make 3 acts each instead of the usual 2 (assuming they can make that many stages of content from a Zone of assets), make the characters play differently enough to make multiple playthroughs worthwhile, and include modes like Time Trials, multiplayer VS, etc, and I think it'll be worth full retail price.

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JWeinCom Salnax (on 09 June 2023)

Don't really think the Kirby games should have been full price either, at least not at launch for the Kirby games. We'll see if this has more content than other 2D Sonic games.

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JackHandy CaptainExplosion (on 09 June 2023)

Unless it's being created by the same exact team, it probably won't. Hopefully, it'll be good though. The world (or at least MY world), needs 2D Sonic.

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