Sonic Superstars’ Creators Naoto Ohshima and Takashi Iizuka: Rediscovering Sonic’s Roots and the Journey Ahead
Prepare for a speed-infused blast from the past! Sonic Superstars is gearing up to hit the gaming scene on October 17, marking the glorious return of classic 2D Sonic action. Developed by the dynamic duo of Sonic Team and Arzest, this game is poised to reignite the iconic legacy of the Genesis/Mega Drive era.
Building on a Legacy
With Sonic Superstars, Sonic Team and Arzest aim to recapture the essence of the classic Sonic titles that rocked the gaming world. The last 2D Sonic masterpiece, Sonic Mania, graced us in 2017, and now, it’s time for a new adventure that hopes to carry the torch. Fresh off the success of 2022’s Sonic Frontiers, the franchise is setting the stage for back-to-back hits, a feat Sonic Forces fell short of in 2017 despite the critical acclaim for Sonic Mania.
Exclusive Insights from the Creators
Our team had the exclusive opportunity to sit down with none other than producer and Sonic co-creator Naoto Ohshima and Sonic’s creative officer, Takashi Iizuka, at Gamescom 2023. They provided invaluable insights into the upcoming release of Sonic Superstars, its origins, and the essential elements they aimed to master to deliver an authentic 2D Sonic experience.