Sega has collaborated with prominent Sonic the Hedgehog YouTuber Cybershell to discuss the history of Fang the Sniper, a classic character appearing in the upcoming Sonic Superstars.
Fang initially debuted in 1994 in Sonic Triple Trouble before appearing in several video game spinoffs and merchandise, as well as the comics. However, he eventually faded into obscurity for quite a while until he appeared (of sorts) in Sonic Mania. However, Sonic Superstars marks an actual return for this beloved character.
Sonic Superstars is a brand-new 2D adventure featuring Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy, taking place on the North Star Islands. New gameplay features include the Emerald Powers when Chaos Emeralds are acquired, such as enabling the ability to create clones or climb waterfalls.
Further, the visuals have received a notable upgrade, and Fang the Sniper from older Sonic the Hedgehog comics and video games, such as Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble, will appear as an antagonist in Sonic Superstars.
Classic Sonic the Hedgehog designer Naoto Oshima has returned with a brand new villain. Fans can also anticipate “movements, physics, and controls feel familiar and appeal to recent and legacy fans alike.” Local four-player co-op will be available throughout the entire story, too.
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You can view Cybershell’s full video on Fang the Sniper below:
Sonic Superstars will launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store on October 17, 2023.
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