Sega is readying a sequel to its 2010 racer Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing. Due near the end of the year, Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed will see vehicles transform to race across land, water, and sky when it launches on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, 3DS, and PlayStation Vita.
Each character boasts their very own unique vehicles, which can transform to adapt to the the current terrain. Characters include: Sonic the Hedgehog, Dr. Eggman, Tails, Shadow, Knuckles (all from Sonic the Hedgehog), AiAi (Super Monkey Ball), Thunderhead (Golden Axe), and even Vyse (Skies of Arcadia).
“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!”
All-Star moves return in Transformed – players can power up their All-Star gauge faster by racing “daringly and stylishly.” A fair weapons system will ensure that weapons fired at your vehicle can be blocked once you’ve gained the skill to do so. The game also features an enhanced online multiplayer mode, Grand Prix mode, and competitive Battle Arenas.
View the first screenshots of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed at the gallery. Watch the debut trailer below.