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Published on April 30th, 2012 | by Cameron Woolsey

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Hits All Consoles This Year

Sonic is returning to the racetrack along with a host of famous SEGA characters Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.

In this sequel to 2010’s Sonic & All-Stars Racing, drivers compete across land, sea and sky in fully-transformable vehicles and take the shape of cars, boats and planes.

Characters such as Sonic and Dr. Eggman make their return as well as new faces such as Gilius Thunderhead of the Golden Axe series and Vyse, the sky pirate from Skies of Arcadia (awesome). The tracks are inspired by popular SEGA games such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Panzer Dragoon and Super Monkey Ball.

“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 Transformedcommented David Corless, Global Sonic Brand Director in the official press release. “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.”

Stylish drivers in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed can now power up the All-Star bar faster by pulling off slick moves. The game also features a new weapon system in which players can earn skills to block or evade incoming assaults. Hopefully this results in far fewer break-ups or destroyed friendships in the near future. The game comes with an online multiplayer mode, Grand Prix, and the Battle Arena for competitive sort.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will be released later this year for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS and PC.

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