Sonic Superstars Runs at 60 FPS on Nintendo Switch

Co-developer Arzest’s Naoto Ohshima has confirmed that the upcoming sidescrolling platformer will run at 60 FPS on Switch.

For a game that relies on speed and momentum the way the upcoming Sonic Superstars is surely going to, a fast and steady frame rate isn’t just a bonus, it’s almost a requirement. Thankfully, it’s been confirmed that even on the Nintendo Switch, Sonic Superstars won’t disappoint on that front.

Speaking in a recent interview at TGS with Japanese outlet Den-fami Nico Gamer, Naoto Ohshima – the original designer of the Sonic the Hedgehog character, and executive vice president of Sonic Superstars co-developer Arzest – revealed that the upcoming 2D platformer will run at 60 FPS on the Nintendo Switch.

Ohshima did not mention whether it will run at 60 FPS only when the game is played in console mode, or if it will also maintain that frame rate when played in handheld mode. That said, this presumably means that it will target 60 FPS on all other platforms as well, since they’re all working with much more powerful hardware than what the Switch offers.

Sonic Superstars is due out on October 17 for Nintendo Switch, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.