Sonic Superstars Uses Sonic Mania Physics

Recently, Christian Whitehead, who many Sonic the Hedgehog fans will know as a lead developer in Sonic Mania, has confirmed that the franchise’s next outing, Sonic Superstars, will use that title’s physics.

This is a pretty big deal since the engine used for Mania is heavily praised for seamless fluidity bolstering snappy and responsive platforming. Whitehead even said that they have been “fully translated” into modern 3D

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.

You can view Christian Whitehead’s tweet confirming this information below:

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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