Eagle-eyed data-miners may have discovered that Shadow the Hedgehog is coming to Sonic Superstars in the near future.
Axanery found multiple lines of code in the new update that references Shadow as a DLC character. Axanery also unearthed mentions of a ‘Retro Diner Style Amy’. The ‘Retro Diner Style’ is also known as ‘IHOP AMY’ internally at SEGA. This is a reference to the chain of American pancake restaurants that I really shouldn’t be thinking about before having lunch!
Axanery is no stranger to Hedgehog hi-jinks and is currently working on Sonic CDX, a remake of Sonic CD alongside a small team of developers, artists and musicians.
The popularity of Sonic’s rival is unquestionable and Shadow Coming To Sonic Superstars would just be the latest in his recent appearances. The black ‘hog will appear in the upcoming Sonic 3 movie and has recently received his own LEGO set.
There’s No Relationship
Sadly, comments made by the Sonic Team Boss indicate that the Shadow coming to Sonic Superstars isn’t the real deal and could in fact by Sonic in a Shadow-inspired onesie.
Speaking to Game Informer back in August, Takashi Iizuka confirmed why Shadow won’t appear in Sonic Superstars. Iizuka gave a logical, canonical reason why the two hedgehogs couldn’t share the same ‘Classic’ space together by saying “Shadow is from the Modern series of characters and gameplay that we have introduced. The Classic series exists before the Modern series, so they haven’t met at that time. There’s no relationship, so we won’t be bringing Shadow into the Classic series.”
That seems like a definitive reason why Shadow coming to Sonic Superstars can’t happen then.
Sonic Superstars launched in October this year and I awarded it a solid 7/10 in my review after praising the excellent controls, beautiful graphics and toe-tapping soundtrack.
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Theo first fell in love with gaming when he sped through Green Hill Zone in Sonic the Hedgehog back in 1991. Theo has previously provided reviews, news coverage and articles for The Games Cabin and enjoyed producing comedic Let’s Plays on his own personal YouTube channels.
A huge Kingdom Hearts and Metal Gear fan, Theo enjoys deep gameplay mechanics and complex storylines. A completionist by nature, Theo has earned over 140 platinum trophies including top digital trinkets for Stardew Valley, The Witness, Bloodborne and a plethora of GTA games.
Outside of gaming, Theo can often be found riding his motorbike, headbanging at gigs or out in the countryside exploring nature and marvelling at the ‘realistic graphics’.