The side-scrolling platformer’s new Zone features many elements, but Eggman still awaits at the end with a new mechanized creation.
Fresh off the success of Sonic Frontiers, Sega’s next title goes back to the series’ roots with its side-scrolling platforming. Sonic Superstars sees the Blue Blur and his friends – Knuckles, Amy and Tails – racing through various Zones, with none repeated from previous titles. While the action seems familiar, there’s a lot new, as seen in the extensive gameplay from IGN Japan.
The new Zone is set in a jungle and features elements like boxes with pull strings that dispense rings. Some fast-moving enemies will pursue Sonic on various paths, and he must effectively outrun them. Two bosses are showcased, with the second being a new Eggman creation that players must outwit.
Sonic Superstars is out in late 2023 for Xbox One, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC and Nintendo Switch. It’s primarily developed by Arzest of Balan Wonderworld infamy, with Sonic Team providing support.