SEGA is rebooting the classic Sonic The Hedgehog series and giving it a fresh coat of colourful paint. The new Sonic Superstars game is described as an “all-new take on classic 2D Sonic high-speed action platforming”.
According to the trailer, Sonic Superstars will feature the same classic gameplay we all live from the franchise. This means dashing across 2D areas at the speed of light while also fighting mechanics animals. The game also introduces Tails, Amy and Knuckles as additional playable characters. These characters can also be played in full co-op mode too.
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Sonic also seems to have some new abilities. He can pick up a blue item which lets him walk on walls and even dive up waterfalls. He can also grapple across 3D areas from certain points. Another ability sees Sonic duplicate himself into a dozen clones and deal damage to everything in their path.
Sonic Superstars is currently in development and is set to launch later this year. SEGA is offering a special Amy Rose skin for users who sign up for newsletter updates on the official Sonic Superstars website. You can do so here.
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 3 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!
Check out the trailer below. The game is launching on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC and Switch later this year.