SEGA today announced development plans for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, a new racing game featuring Sonic the Hedgehog and other SEGA all-stars.
In SEGA’s newest All-star Racing installment, players will compete across land, air and water in vehicles that fully transform from cars, to planes to boats. In this way, players will be able to take advantage of varying terrains. The line up on the Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed grid sees SEGA favorites – 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.
David Corless, Global Sonic Brand Director commented:
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. 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!
An all new fair weapon system ensures that weapons fired at your vehicle can either be blocked or evaded once you have gained the skills to do so, making each race a unique and exhilarating experience whether it’s on water, in the air or on land. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed also sees the popular All-Star moves return with a brand new mechanic allowing your All-Star bar to power up faster if you race daringly and stylishly.
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is set to late 2012 on Xbox 360, PS3, 3DS, PS Vita, and PC.