Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed out late 2012

Monday, 30th April 2012 17:57 GMT By Debabrata Nath

Sega has announced a Sonic arcade racer called Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, which features cars, planes and boats.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is the sequel to 2010 arcade racer Sonic & All-Stars Racing, and adds a variety to new features, such as the ability to transform your car into a boat or even a plane for some of the aquatic or aerial sections of the racing track.

The game’s being developed by the team at Sumo Digital, which made the original Sonic & All-Stars Racing with guidance from former Bizzare Creations design manager Gareth Wilson.

The game will feature the usual set of racers, including Sonic, Dr Eggman, AiAi, Vyse from Skies of Arcadia and Gilius Thunderhead from Golden Axe.

It’ll see the return of powerful All-Star moves, which are awarded when you fill up your All-Star meter through “daring and stylish” play.

The game is due to release in “late” 2012 for Nintendo 3DS, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and Xbox 360. Check out the debut trailer below.



  1. The_Red

    I really don’t think Sonic & All-stars was a game that needed or was required to have a sequel. The new car / plane thingy system looks neat but this should have been a DLC or at best, an XBLA game.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. benzitor

    @1 You can say the same for every Karting games… Wait for the released version to judge it. The first one was far from perfect, but had the potential to rule the genre. With a little tweaking, it could give gamers an alternative to Mario Kart ( a serie that i grow really tired of ).
    And as a vita gamer, i am pretty pleased to ;)

    #2 3 years ago
  3. ManuOtaku

    I like the first one a lot, i liked more than mod nation racers, this is my second option behind mario kart, but i hope it evolves in order to challenge the mario kart throne.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. DSB

    I think it’s the best carting game out there, and really the best thing to feature Sonic since… The mid 90′s.

    Mario Kart can’t really hope to compete. It really hasn’t gone anywhere since the SNES. Unless you’re playing head to head and reliving your childhood, it’ll just put you to sleep.

    Sonic and Sega Allstars has far more variation, far better circuits and a far more interesting driving model.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. TheWulf

    It is a very good carting game. The nice thing about it is that they nailed everything – the graphics, the mechanics, the fun factor, and it’s really hard to find any flaws in it.

    So I’m excited to play any kind of sequel they offer up.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Ireland Michael

    @4 Indeed.

    Conceptually, its pretty horrible, lets be honest. But my son bought the game recently, and watching him play it, I couldn’t help but appreciate the fact that it really is a very solid game, with plenty of skill involved.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. The_Red

    I would say that. No carting game has evolved since the classic Mario Kart on SNES. At least people seem to really love every new Mario Kart game (Not me but still).

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Da Man

    It was a really good game, a bit shallow but so much fun regardless.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. absolutezero

    Was this the Ryu Hayabusa forklift game?

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Gekidami

    ^ Ryo Hazuki. Yes it was, though i think the forklift was just DLC, wasnt it? He had a motorbike by default.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. absolutezero

    Hayabusa is the Ninja Gaiden guy is’nt he!

    :D durr

    #11 3 years ago
  12. The_Red

    Ok, discard my previous comment about this game. Will I still stand by with my other post (#7), seeing this game in action kinda changed my opinion about it.

    Sumo has employed some of the Bizarre and Black Rock devs for this project. Split-Second, Pure and PGR are all AWESOME games and the gameplay footage from IGN looked really sweet. I’m a bit less pessimistic now but they better have more than a simple transformation gimmick.

    #12 3 years ago

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