The Launch, Gameplay, and Download Requirements of the Game

Sonic Superstars is the new release of SEGA’s famous blue hedgehog that seeks inspiration from the 1991 Mega Drive classics. The game brings a 2D gameplay perspective with the possibility of controlling Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy Rose and using the new Emerald Powers, whether to move and attack in ways never before seen in the franchise. Available to play from this Tuesday (17th), the title arrives with versions for PC, PlayStation 4 (PS4), PlayStation 5 (PS5), Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Nintendo Switch from R $279 in Brazil and draws attention for its cooperative mode for up to four players.

The game features Naoto Ohshima, co-creator of Sonic the Hedgehog and other characters, as game designer. Furthermore, Takashi Iizuka, current head of Sonic Team, is also heading the project as a level designer. Even Christian Whitehead, one of the main names behind Sonic Mania, collaborated with the title to adapt its physics systems and deliver more enjoyable gameplay to fans. See below the main details of Sonic Superstars.

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Sonic Superstars is under the care of Naoto Ohshima's studio, who is the hedgehog's original designer — Photo: Disclosure/Sega
Sonic Superstars is under the care of Naoto Ohshima’s studio, who is the hedgehog’s original designer — Photo: Disclosure/Sega

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Launch of Sonic Superstars

Sonic Superstars officially arrives this Tuesday (17), with versions for PC, PlayStation 4 (PS4), PlayStation 5 (PS5), Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch. The game was already on pre-sale previously with prices starting at R$279.

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The Digital Deluxe Edition brings some special gifts to players, including a skin pack that makes the characters look like LEGO. There are also visuals that make Sonic look like a rabbit, alluding to his first design in the conception phase, as well as robotic parts that refer to Mecha Sonic from Sonic the Hedgehog 2. The version also guarantees access to a digital art book and a preview of the original soundtrack.

Sonic Superstars takes place on Northstar Islands, the setting for Dr. Eggman’s new nefarious plans. This time, the villain teams up with another classic and hitherto forgotten figure in the franchise: Fang, who made his first appearance in Sonic Triple Trouble for Game Gear, in 1994. A new character designed by Naoto Ohshima is also present in the game: Trip , whose design is inspired by a spiny lizard.

Sonic Superstars brings four playable characters and new powers involving the Chaos Emeralds — Photo: Disclosure/Sega
Sonic Superstars brings four playable characters and new powers involving the Chaos Emeralds — Photo: Disclosure/Sega

Although it is a reinterpretation of the classics from the 16-Bit era, Sonic Superstars promises completely new areas to explore and brings a different proposal to that of Sonic Mania. Initially, there were rumors that the project should continue as a sequel to the 2017 title, which revitalized the classic hedgehog games formula and was very well received by the public. However, the decision was made to do something completely new, investing in a 2.5D graphic style and leaving development in the hands of the Arzest studio — chaired by Naoto Ohshima himself.

Sonic Superstars promises to be very familiar to fans, as it features traditional lateral progression gameplay in diverse zones. It will be possible to choose between Sonic, Tails Knuckles and Amy Rose, each character bringing their own characteristics, but now, with emphasis on new powers that can be conjured from the seven Chaos Emeralds. Among them are multiplication techniques, swimming in waterfalls, changing shape and many others that can be selected from a menu in real time.

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For the first time in the franchise’s history, it will be possible to play the entire campaign cooperatively for up to four players in local co-op mode. There will also be an online PvP mode with support for up to seven other players in which it is possible to create a robotic character and participate in different activities, including battles and high-speed races.

According to SEGA, Sonic Superstars represents the evolution in 2D Sonic platformers. With three-dimensional graphics, the formula has been completely reinvented for the current generation with new zones and songs, which feature the participation of Portuguese composer Tee Lopes. The company is also confident that the physics and movement systems will be familiar and to the liking of new and old fans.

Sonic Superstars minimum and recommended requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operational system Windows 10 (64-bits) Windows 11 (64-bits)
Processor Intel Core i5 2400 3.1 GHz ou AMD FX-8350 4.2 GHz Intel Core i5 6600 ou AMD Ryzen 5 2600
Memory 6GB RAM 12GB RAM
Video card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 2 GB ou AMD Radeon HD 7790 2 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB or MAD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB
DirectX Version 11 Version 11

With information from Steam e Game Informer