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Super Mario Bros. Wonder producer says game launching near Sonic Superstars is “an interesting coincidence”

Posted on October 4, 2023 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Super Mario Bros. Wonder producer Takashi Tezuka has commented on the game’s launch falling very close to the release of Sonic Superstars. Both are new 2D side-scrollers, and as many fans know, the franchises used to go head-to-head.

Nintendo’s new title will launch on October 20. But only three days before that, SEGA will be shipping out Sonic Superstars. Tezuka said that it’s “an interesting coincidence”.

Speaking with Game Informer this month, Tezuka mentioned:

“I think it’s an interesting coincidence. We’ve been creating 2D action games for a long time and we, of course, want as many players as possible to enjoy those games. We’re looking forward to as many people as possible having the opportunity to play these 2D side-scrolling action games, Mario and otherwise.”

Super Mario Bros. Wonder is the first mainline 2D side-scrolling entry in the series since New Super Mario Bros. U in 2012. The wait hasn’t been quite as long for Sonic as we did get Sonic Mania in 2017. 

Will you be picking up both games, just one, or neither? Let us know in the comments below.

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