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Got The First Look At Sonic Superstars’ Opening Animation

In all its 2D animted glory

It’s been over a month since we got our first taste of Sonic Superstars and its return back to the classic 2D style with a modern fresh look to it, those ‘firsts’ don’t stop as SEGA and Sonic Team have just shared the game’s opening animation and boy does it look good with all the Saturday morning cartoon energy coming off this video.

The video kicks off with the local animals being approached by Dr. Eggman’s robots before Sonic comes to their rescue while earning himself some rings along the way and easily taking them out before going up and around the classic Greenhill zone loops. As the chilli-dog-loving hedgehog makes his way through, Sonic almost finds himself in literal deep water but just before that Tails saves him just in time by landing on the wing of Tails’ iconic “Tornade” bi-plane.

This moment is followed up with an introduction to the game’s other playable characters, Knuckles and Amy Rose. We get a face-off with our heroes and the Sonic Superstars‘ antagonists which include Dr. Eggman, Fang the Sniper (from the comics and earlier Sonic games), and a brand-new villain.

Sonic Superstars is set to be a brand new 2D game but this time with a more noticeable modern upgrade compared to Sonic Mania. Some of the aspects of gameplay in the upcoming title will feature Sonic and the gang using new Chaos Emerald powers in the game which include creating clones, climbing up waterfalls, and much more.

While we did get a look at the Greenhill zone in the opening, series producer Takashi Iizuka has said in a past interview with IGN that no stages from previous 2D Sonic entries will make an appearance in Sonic Superstars; so expect a lot of new stages in this one.

Sonic Superstars is set to launch on PC (Steam and Epic Games Store), PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch this fall, while no specific release date was announced, preorders previously leaked it could launch in October specifically days before Super Mario Bros. Wonder.