With the impending release of Sonic Superstars on October 17, 2023, let’s dive into all the details we have about the game so far. It is a 2D side-scrolling platformer resembling Sega Mega Drive games. Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy unite to confront Dr. Eggman, allied with bounty hunter Fang the Hunter and enigmatic Trip, in their quest across the magical Northstar Islands.
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Release Date And Platforms
Sonic Superstars is set to hit the shelves on October 17, 2023, making the release date just around the corner for eager Sonic fans. Intriguingly, this date falls just a few days before the launch of Super Mario Bros. Wonder, possibly raising concerns for SEGA’s sales. Here’s hoping Sonic can stand strong and compete effectively against the iconic Nintendo character!
Sonic Superstars will be available on the following platforms:
- PlayStation 5
- PlayStation 4
- Xbox Series X|S
- Xbox One
- Nintendo Switch
- PC (via Steam and Epic Games Store)
For fans, there are enticing bonuses for signing up for the Sega newsletter before January 31, 2024. It grants a DLC code unlocking Amy’s modern outfit seen from Sonic Adventure onwards.
Additionally, pre-orders come with a reversible cover, an acrylic display stand, and a Lego Sonic the Hedgehog-themed Eggman skin. An extra Lego Sonic skin will also be available as free DLC.
Price And Editions
|Edition||Price In USD||Content|
|Standard Edition||59.99||• Base game (Physical or Digital)|
• Free LEGO Sonic skin
|Digital Deluxe Edition||69.99||• Base game (Digital Only)|
• Sonic Rabbit Skin
• LEGO Fun Pack
• Mecha Sonic parts for Battle Mode
• Additional menu screen wallpapers
• Digital art book and mini-original soundtrack
• Free LEGO Sonic skin
Sonic Superstars brings the beloved blue echidna back to 2D gaming with more exciting places to explore. The game looks even better than Sonic’s last 2D adventure, Sonic Mania, although the style is a bit different.
True to the Sonic spirit, speed remains essential as you dash through levels, amassing rings and racing towards the finish line. This time, you’ll wield new Emerald powers enabling dynamic and diverse attack methods.
A standout feature of Sonic Superstars is the option to team up with friends, embarking on level challenges together and taking on the roles of renowned Sonic characters like Tails, Knuckles, and Amy Rose.
In a break from the typical Sonic game format, Sonic Superstars removes the traditional idea of lives and the dreaded game-over screens. Instead, it introduces collectible medals as a form of achievement for players. This shift is aimed at enhancing accessibility and reducing the fear of losing lives, ensuring players can fully relish the game without the pressure of potential setbacks.
In Sonic Superstars, players will have access to an array of fresh Chaos Emerald powers. These powers unlock exciting actions like ascending waterfalls, uncovering concealed platforms and rings, and summoning multiple character duplicates to vanquish foes. These dynamic abilities enrich the gameplay experience, offering players diverse strategic choices to navigate through every level.
Sonic Superstars will not feature voice acting, monologues, or similar elements. Instead, it embraces the traditional “Classic” style of Sonic the Hedgehog storytelling, emphasizing character actions and experiences.
In Sonic Superstars, players can compete in a newly unveiled PvP (Player versus Player) mode for races and battles against each other. Additionally, the game offers character customization options providing ongoing excitement even after completing the main story campaign.
The standout feature in Sonic Superstars is the ability for four players to play together.
You can choose to play as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, or Amy, and this time, all four characters can team up in a single-player game. If you prefer, you can team up with three friends to take on the villainous plans of Sonic’s nemesis, Doctor “Eggman” Robotnik.
In Sonic Superstars’ Battle Mode, there are exciting challenges to engage in. This includes:
- Races: Here you race to the course’s finish line
- Zap Scrap: This is a battle where Metal Fighters shoot at each other to deal damage
- Star Snatcher: It’s a frantic race to collect stars while protecting them from opponents
- Survival: This one is a test of balance and agility as you stay on collapsing platforms while dodging cannonballs.
The story unfolds on Northstar Islands, an enchanting and unexplored group of islands known for their colossal creatures. The infamous Dr. Eggman ventures here with a plan to transform these massive animals into robotic Badniks and seize the powerful Chaos Emeralds, intending to dominate the world. To assist in his nefarious schemes, he enlists the cunning mercenary Fang the Hunter.
Along the way, Fang encounters Trip, a mysterious, armored island native, who is coerced by the villains to protect and navigate them through the island’s perilous terrain. Upon learning of Eggman’s destructive plans, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy join forces, embarking on a journey to Northstar Islands to thwart the villain and save the day.