For the past few years, the Sonic franchise has had a Green Hill Zone problem. The opening level to 1991's original Sonic the Hedgehog is certainly iconic, but it seemed like the Blue Blur was returning to Green Hill just as often as Star Wars revisits Tatooine.
Sonic fans played through levels set in Green Hill Zone in 2011's Sonic Generations, Sonic Forces and Sonic Mania in 2017, and last year in Sonic Origins and Sonic Frontiers. But in Sonic Superstars — Sega's newly-announced sidescrolling Sonic game with 3D graphics and four-player co-op — the series is finally speeding away from the classic levels we've seen time and time again. In an interview with IGN, Sonic series producer Takashi Iizuka said Sonic Superstars will be full of fresh locations.
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