On July 18, 2023, Sega filed a trademark for “Sonic & Friends” in Japan, and it was recently made public.
It’s entirely unclear what this logo will be for, but based on the name and the design, I think it may be for a program or game specifically made for younger kids. However, that’s just speculation; no one knows anything yet.
Honestly, a part of me is excited since there was a pretty considerable period of time where main characters other than Sonic were either minimal or non-existent, pushed to highly secondary roles. Thankfully, this has been changing in recent years, but it took a while. So, I’m somewhat looking forward to seeing what this logo ends up being used for.
You can view the full “Sonic & Friends” logo below:
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.
- Sonic series producer Takashi Iizuka has confirmed that no stages from previous 2D Sonic games will appear.
- In case you missed it, check out our announcement coverage comprising screenshots, a trailer, and more.
- View ten minutes of gameplay.
- The game is confirmed to utilize Sonic Mania physics.
- New Key Art
- LEGO Content & Classic Amy Skin
- Producer & Creative Officer Interview
- Character Renders + Profiles
- Opening Animation
- Chaos Emerald Abilities; Character-Specific Levels & More
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.
Sonic Superstars will release digitally and physically for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store in Fall 2023 for $59.99 USD.
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