Sonic Mania Dev Confirms Superstars Translates ‘Retro Engine’ Physics Into 3D

Super Sonic.

If you weren’t already excited for Sonic Superstars — the brand new 2D Sonic game, announced at last week’s Summer Game Fest — then this news should get you rushing for those red sneakers.

Christian Whitehead, the lead developer on Sonic Mania, has confirmed that the physics of Headcannon’s 2017 retro hit has been “fully translated to modern 3D” in response to comparisons of the physics of classic Sonic games to Superstars’ own. This means that the Retro Engine, used in Mania, the 2011 Sonic CD port, the mobile version of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and in Origins, is being used for Superstars.

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