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Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Announced

by Pedro Hernandez - April 30, 2012, 3:01 pm EDT
Total comments: 4 Source: http://blogs.sega.com/2012/04/30/sonic-all-stars-r..., Sega

The hit racing game gets a sequel on the 3DS; no Wii U version announced.

Sega unveiled Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, the sequel to 2010's Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing. The game will be coming to the 3DS, the only Nintendo system to receive the game. It will be available on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita and PC Download.

Once again developed by SUMO Digital, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed follows the same kart racing concepts seen in its predecessor. This time, though, the cars will be able to transform into other vehicles based on the terrain, such as boats and planes. Classic characters like Sonic, Dr. Eggman, and AiAi (Super Monkey Ball) will be returning, while Gilius Thunderhead of Golden Axe and Vyse of Skies of Arcadia have been confirmed to be brand new characters. A Panzer Dragoon track has also been confirmed to be part of the sequel.

Back in January, it was rumored that the sequel would be coming to the 3DS and Wii U. The official announcement disregards the system, even though the game is set to be released around the same time period as the Wii U: late 2012. The game, however, could come at a later time with new Wii U features.

We have reached out to Sega for a comment on the Wii U version. We expect to hear some sort of sly tease alongside a lack of a comment.


broodwarsApril 30, 2012

Skies of Arcadia really needs its own sequel, rather than Sega just throwing Vyse as a guest star in other franchises (he also made a guest appearance, along with Aika and Fina, in the first Valkyria Chronicles and its anime).

GoldenPhoenixApril 30, 2012

Agreed, while it has been so long ago that I played Skies of Arcadia, I remember it being a fantastic game, that sadly has been neglected by Sega. It bothers me when I see characters from games that should have never been forgotten in the first place just thrown into whatever they feel like. Mega Man, sadly, appears to be going that direction.

AdrockApril 30, 2012

Reiko Kodama hasn't done a lot in the past few years. In fact, Skies of Arcadia Legend seems to be the last game she produced that garnered any attention. If Sega were to ever resurrect Skies of Arcadia, I would definitely want her in charge.

BlackNMild2k1April 30, 2012

You want a sly tease alongside a lack of comment?


GC: In terms of the formats the game's on, has Nintendo told everyone not to announce Wii U games? Because it seems impossible to imagine this, and various other recently announced games, aren't going to be on it.

JN: I couldn't possibly tell you.

GC: You couldn't tell me because you know or because you don't know?

JN: I… couldn't possibly tell you. But I agree with you, wouldn't it be a great idea to get this onto a platform like the Wii U!


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