The animation follows Dr. Eggman, Fang the Hunter and newcomer Trip as they navigate a perilous ruin. Fang the Hunter will need to muster all his cunning to overcome past mistakes and escape the coils of a fierce new enemy, whereas Eggman will discover what may be the key to his next dastardly scheme…
Sonic Superstars promises to deliver “a new standard of play to classic high-speed 2D Sonic platforming” when it arrives Nintendo Switch.
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.
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!
The publisher has outlined the game’s key features, which include:
- 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 favourites – 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!
Sonic Superstars will be released at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 17 October 2023.