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Summer Game Fest 2023: Spider-Man 2 Release Date, Sonic Superstars And Other Highlights


We highlight some of our favorite announcements from the Geoff Keighley-hosted platform-agnostic not-E3 Summer Game Fest event yesterday.
Since E3 was canceled, everyone’s hosting their own game events, and yesterday, the man of the hour was sometimes-beloved industry icon Geoff Keighley as he hosted the Summer Game Fest 2023. This show wasn’t tied to any particular publisher or hardware vendor, and as a result showcased an eclectic mix of titles from publishers both large and small.
The headline item of this show was almost assuredly the announcement of a release date for the sequel to Insomniac’s mega-hit PlayStation 4 Spider-Man game. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will have multiple playable characters, including a Venom-parasite-enhanced Peter Parker as well as Miles Morales, who is sporting new electric powers. That game was announced with a long trailer at Sony’s event two weeks ago, but now we know that it’ll release on October 20th, exclusively on PlayStation 5.
However, the new announcement from yesterday’s show that got your author most excited was the reveal of Sonic Superstars. This title is a brand-new Sonic game in the classic mold, with primarily side-scrolling two-dimensional presented with full 3D graphics.
We say „primarily“ because it looks like the game has numerous mini-games and lots of side content, much of which is reminiscent of the classic Sonic titles. Sonic Superstars also features four-player simultaneous co-op, with Tails, Knuckles, and the classic form of Amy Rose (in green shirt with yellow skirt). This looks like it’ll be an awesome game to play from the sofa with family and friends when it launches this Fall on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and Epic Games.

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