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Sonic Superstars is shaping up to be quite the sizeable game when it launches next month, with four playable characters and a bunch of new zones to run through. What some players might come back to more than anything else, though, is the Battle Mode.

Sega has shared a bunch more details regarding the Battle Mode alongside some gameplay. Here’s the run-down!

In the Battle Mode you’ll be able to customize your own metallic character from a variety of parts, some of which hearkening back to classic designs like Metal Knuckles from Sonic R. Then you’ll be tasked with three rounds of battle from a selection of four different modes…

  • Race – Reach the goal before the other players.
  • Zap Scrap – Shoot bullets to attack other players. Points are added when you damage an opponent and decrease when you take damage. Open an item box to earn a single powered up bullet.
  • Star Snatcher – Collect stars within the time limit. You will lose one star if you take damage.
  • Survival – Stay on the stage until the end while avoiding cannonballs flying from the back of the screen. The scaffolding will collapse if it is hit by a cannonball, or if you stay in one place for too long. If you fall off the screen, then you are out of the game.

The winner will be the player with the most points at the end!

Sonic Superstars launches on October 17th across all modern platforms.

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.