Last month, Sega filed a trademark for “Sonic & Friends,” with no official announcement of what this project was prior. However, the company has now revealed that Sonic & Friends is a series of animated shorts depicting chibi versions of Sonic the Hedgehog, Knuckles, Tails, and Amy, clearly marketed toward children.
There isn’t much to what these shorts will comprise, but based on the one currently available, they’ll be quite short. Plus, the platform of choice for delivery is TikTok, so they’ll be designed to be as swift as possible.
You can view the official artwork for Sonic & Friends 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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