We already shared its initial announcement, and now we have an interesting round of statements related to this highly anticipated game. We are talking about the expected Sonic Superstars.
Apparently, Takashi Izuka (producer of the Sonic series) has confirmed to IGN that levels from previous titles will not be returning:
In Sonic Mania, Green Hill Zone changed a bit… And even in Sonic Origins, we had Green Hill as part of Sonic the Hedgehog. But what we wanted to do with Sonic Superstars was really create something new and go there and create these new islands that you can explore as Sonic… We wanted to bring Sonic to (the) new North Star Islands and have Sonic run in this new environment. . So we wanted to create new places for Sonic to go in this new title.
has also added this about his 2.5D style:
It’s that classic 2D Sonic game, but because we used 3D models to create the world and the characters. We can do things within that 2D game formula that we couldn’t have done before. So sometimes you will send the character back out into the world. You might see rotate the character, rotate the character in a way that we couldn’t really do with the classic look and pixel art. Or it could be a boss battle that we’re going to have in this kind of 3D space. There are all these things that we can do because we have 3D models, even though we have a 2D game style and game format, we can play and do things that the classic Genesis and Game Gear titles couldn’t do.
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