SEGA have today revealed a brand new title, featuring Sonic the Hedgehog, which will release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 next year.
The game titled: “Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing” sees Sonic and friends speed around tracks set in mediaeval castle ramparts, lush rainforests and bustling cities, all taken from the visually rich and varied universes of Sonic and SEGA. Fan favourites such as Dr. Eggman, Tails, AiAi, Amigo and many more will join Sonic in their custom built vehicles, revving their engines and jostling to stay ahead of the pack. Each character will race around the track in cars, planes, motorbikes, and in AiAi’s case – a banana mobile! Secret short cuts, swift handling and avoiding strategically placed obstacles are certainly the best way to get to the top of the podium.
Power ups and weapons can also be collected around the tracks and used against the opposition to ensure they don’t become a threat to that number one position… Players can battle it out in single or multiplayer mode, allowing up to four friends to race in frantic split-screen action, or up to eight players to compete online in the ultimate racing showdown.
SEGA have also released the following announcement trailer, showing off some of the features above:
Whilst it may seem slightly different to what we’re used to from SEGA, I have this feeling we’ve seen it all before in titles such as Mario Kart and Crash Team Racing. With E3 just a few days away, let’s hope we see more from Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing very soon.