There were a ton of announcements at Summer Game Fest 2023, but one of the most surprising was Sonic Superstars, as it will consist of a game that will stick to the franchise’s gameplay roots while also looking modern thanks to a 2.5D visual style. Well, another detail that will excite long-standing fans of the series is that the original Sonic designer works on the project.
You read it right, the creative Naoto Ohshima, a video game designer who was part of SEGA and who also created the original designs of Dr. Eggman, as well as other characters from the series NiGHTS into Dreams…, Blinx the Time Sweeper and Balan Wonderworld.
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What character will Naoto Ohshima design for Sonic Superstars?
Well, this creative will return to collaborate with SEGA, precisely to design “a new character that Sonic and his friends will have to face”, that is, it is an enemy, miniboss or boss, according to the press release. that SEGA sent.
Unfortunately, we will have to wait to find out, since the company did not show this new character in the announcement trailer or include reveal images.
It is important to mention that Fang the Sniper confirmed his return in Sonic Superstars and this was also good news for die-hard fans, since he was one of the first characters the series had, brought to life by Shinichi Higashi.
Fans expressed their joy to see Ohshima back with SEGA after the poor reception of Balan Wonderworld and the bitter pill he had with another Sonic creator and colleague, Yuji Naka.
In case you missed it: Sonic was not going to be a hedgehog, but a human; he looked like that.
How to get an alternate design for Amy Rose in Sonic Superstars?
Additionally, SEGA confirmed that it will release an alternate outfit for Amy Rose, which won’t break the classic style, but will be “redefined.” The best thing is that this outfit will not have a price, but will be free if you subscribe to the newsletter of the game.
Those interested will receive the instructions to claim this content once the game is available in the fall of 2023. Of course, they must take into account that they must subscribe before January 31, 2024.
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