Sonic & Friends Speed Onto Consoles With Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Sonic the Hedgehog and friends return to the racetrack later this year with Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed!

Following the success of Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, the team over at SEGA have been hard at work on this next installment.  Sonic the Hedgehog will be racing alongside many SEGA favorites including Dr. Eggman and AiAi as well as newcomers such as Gilius Thunderhead of Golden Axe and Vyse of Stars of Arcadia.  Environments in the game will be inspired by classic SEGA games such as Super Monkey Ball, where your racecar will transform into a boat to speed down the rapids.  A Panzer Dragoon track, Dragon Canyon, will also be featured.

“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!”

According to the presser:

“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.  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.  Old rivalries can be settled and new track records set in the enhanced online multiplayer mode, whilst the Grand Prix mode and competitive Battle Arenas will prove that Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is certainly set to change the rules of the race.”

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will be available later this year on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS and on the PC.  In the meantime, take a look at the gorgeous screenshots below and stay tuned for more news as it happens on!

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