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Sega has announced a sequel to 2010s Sonic & All-Stars Racing game in the form of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.
With the popular character Sonic the Hedgehog leading the way, players can expect a “thrilling new racing experience” as they compete across land, air and water in vehicles that transform from cars, to planes to boats.
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed sees SEGA favourites – including Sonic the Hedgehog, Dr Eggman and AiAi – return to battle against newcomers that include Gilius Thunderhead of Golden Axe and Vyse of Skies of Arcadia. Dynamic environments and tracks inspired by the publisher’s history will once again feature, as will the “popular” All-Star moves. An all new weapon system ensures that weapons fired at your vehicle can either be blocked or evaded once you have gained the skills to do so, and with an “enhanced” online multiplayer mode, as well as the Grand Prix mode and competitive Battle Arenas, Sega hope there’ll be plenty of content on show.
“Given the fantastic feedback we received from critics and consumers alike for the first game we really wanted to push the boundaries on our follow-up game, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed,” commented David Corless, Global Sonic Brand Director. “The transforming vehicles allow us to do this – as well as drifting your car around the corners of a track, you get to fly your plane and pilot your boat against others all within one race. Add to this a grid full of star characters, retro IP, fun, fast race modes and cool tracks and racing fans of all ages are sure to love this one!”
The racer will launch of PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS towards the end of the year.