SEGA held a Sonic Central showcase over the weekend, dropping new trailers and some small bits of new Sonic the Hedgehog-related info in a short, straightforward presentation.
Among the features was an update on Sonic’s LEGO-adjacent endeavours, adding to what we learned a couple of months ago when LEGO introduced four new Sonic the Hedgehog LEGO sets that are coming to stores this August 1st. Firstly, a fifth set was revealed, titled Sonic vs. Dr. Eggman’s Death Egg Robot, and will be a 615-piece set featuring (naturally) the iconic battle between Sonic and his arch nemesis. This new set will also be released alongside the other four on August 1st.
You can see a promo video for the new LEGO and Sonic the Hedgehog collaboration below, and find all of the sets on the official LEGO website here.
On top of the news from the physical world of LEGO, SEGA also revealed that its upcoming all-new 2D Sonic the Hedgehog platformer, Sonic Superstars, will be getting two bits of LEGO tie-in DLC. The first will be a free DLC costume for Sonic available to all players, turning the spiky blue hero into his LEGO counterpart. The other bit of DLC will do the same for Eggman (or Robotnik, if you’re OG) but will be available exclusively to those who pre-order the game.
You can see a reveal video for the LEGO DLC in Sonic Superstars below:
Sonic Superstar was first revealed during the recent Summer Game Fest to be an all-new 2D Sonic the Hedgehog platformer with a drop-dead gorgeous 2.5D visual style, multiplayer, heaps of new abilities and mini-game sections and more. It’s coming to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch and PC.
Just recently, despite a release date not being announced during the Sonic Central presentation, a release date for the game has seemingly leaked via multiple retailers and puts the game in direct competition with Nintendo’s own 2D mascot platformer, Super Mario Bros. Wonder.