Sonic’s back with a new 2D side-scroller at Summer Game Fest 2023

Sonic fans have a reason to celebrate as Sega announced a brand new 2D Sonic game at Summer Game Fest 2023. The game, titled Sonic Superstars, is set to launch in fall 2023 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

What is Sonic Superstars?

Sonic Superstars is a new take on the classic 2D Sonic high-speed action platforming that blends 3D graphics with 2D side-scrolling. The game features four playable characters: Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy Rose, each with their own unique abilities. The game also introduces new powers and abilities that are based on the Chaos Emeralds, such as multiplying, swimming up waterfalls, and changing form.

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The game’s story takes place in the mystical Northstar Islands, where Dr. Eggman has teamed up with an old nemesis, Fang the Sniper (or Nack the Weasel), to convert the islands’ giant animals into Badniks. The trailer also shows the return of the classic special stage from Sonic the Hedgehog.

What are the new features of Sonic Superstars?

One of the most exciting features of Sonic Superstars is the four-player local co-op mode, which allows up to three friends to join the adventure and drop in and out at any time. This is the first time ever in a Sonic game that players can play through the entire campaign with co-op.

Another new feature is the wall-running ability that Sonic can use to traverse vertical surfaces and reach new areas. The game also promises to offer gorgeous, never-before-seen environments that will challenge and delight both new and veteran players.

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Why is Sonic Superstars important?

Sonic Superstars is important because it marks the return of classic-style Sonic with new visuals and gameplay elements. The game is a tribute to the legacy of Sonic and his friends, as well as a celebration of his 32nd anniversary. The game also aims to please both 3D and 2D Sonic fans by offering a beautiful mix of both styles.

Sonic Superstars is also important because it shows that Sega is still committed to delivering high-quality Sonic games that cater to different tastes and preferences. The game follows the success of Sonic Mania, which was a critically acclaimed 2D Sonic game that was released in 2017. The game also precedes the upcoming Sonic Prime, which is a 3D animated series that will debut on Netflix in 2024.


Sonic Superstars is a new 2D Sonic game that was announced at Summer Game Fest 2023. The game features four playable characters, new powers and abilities, co-op mode, wall-running, and a new setting. The game is a homage to the classic 2D Sonic games with modern graphics and gameplay. The game is set to launch in fall 2023 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

When will Sonic Superstars be released and on which platforms?

Sonic Superstars will be released in fall 2023 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.