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Platform Wii U, PS Vita, 3DS, 360, PS3, iOS, Android, Win Publisher Sega Developer Sumo Digital Release Date 2012-11-14

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Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed review: by air, land and sea

"Transformed" in the title refers to the game's vehicles, which transform seamlessly from kart to boat to plane throughout each race. While the elements affect the race in unique ways — earth is stable, water ripples into unpredictable and bumpy waves, and airs adds a vertical-axis — the vehicles are consistently easy to handle. The cohesiveness of the game is thanks in part to the central drift mechanic, used to gain boost while cutting tight turns. Drift works on land, over water and in air, and it's intuitive enough to make even the first time racer feel like an expert. If anything, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is more enjoyable free of context In traditional three-lap races, ten competitors barrel through lengthy tracks paved in relics of Sega games both...

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Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed featuring Shenmue's Ryo now out on mobile

Racing title Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed is now available on iOS and Android, publisher Sega announced today. The mobile iteration of the 2012 title features an additional character: Ryo Hazuki of the Shenmue series. Ryo comes with a new vehicle, a video game arcade cabinet that transforms into a car, plane and other modes of transportation depending on the terrain. Sega notes that the mobile version of Racing Transformed includes the same adaptable vehicles and multiplayer matches as the console versions, 75 events across 13 courses and a new World Tour racing mode. The mobile version also allows for local four-player matches and both asynchronous and synchronous online multiplayer. Facebook and Game Center functionality is integrated with the title, as well as iOS 7 and...

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Play Yogscast's Honeydew in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Thanks to a December charity drive with Sega, Yogscast's Simon "Honeydew" Lane is now a character in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Honeydew, who is part of the Yogscast network of YouTube producers, arrived in Sumo Digital's cart racer as $5.99 downloadable content available on Steam. All of the proceeds from purchases of DLC will be donated to SpecialEffect, a U.K. charity that helps children with disabilities enjoy video games. To learn more about the game, check out Polygon's Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed review, which calls the racing game "a far better homage to Sega's past than its recent string of remakes and reboots."

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Sega bringing Sonic & All-Stars Racing, Sonic 2, more to mobile

Sega is making a bigger push into the mobile space with existing titles such as Sonic the Hedgehog 2 as well as new titles like Demon Tribe, the publisher announced today. The company's upcoming slate of mobile games includes a remastered version of Sonic 2 that is scheduled to be available on iOS and Android next month. Sonic 2 was released on iOS in April 2010, but that version of the classic platformer doesn't support widescreen or Retina displays. The updated iOS release will be provided as a free update to owners of the existing $2.99 game, and the new version will mark the first time Sonic 2 has been available on Android. Sega is bringing Sumo Digital's Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, last year's well-received multiplatform kart racer, to iOS and Android this winter. The...

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Roman general added to Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed PC

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed publisher Sega continues to add downloadable content to the game's Windows PC version, with the newest, the Roman general Willemus, joining the racing title's cast today in a free update. Willemus is a fictional Roman commander inspired by Total War: Rome 2, the upcoming real-time strategy game from The Creative Assembly. He is the fifth add-on character released exclusively for the PC version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. The previous four characters were Football Manager from the Football Manager series; Shogun from The Creative Assembly's Shogun: Total War games; the RED Pyro, Heavy and Spy from Valve's Team Fortress 2; and General Winter from Relic Entertainment's Company of Heroes 2. You can check out a screenshot of Willemus above....

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Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed 75 percent off on Steam, free-to-play until Sunday

Sega's racing title Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed is 75 percent off on Steam until July 8, according to the game's Steam listing. Steam users have until Monday to snag the game for $7.49. Valve's service is also offering a bundle of four copies of the game for $19.99 — a 75 percent discount from the original price of $79.99 — until Monday. The listing states three of these copies can be gifted to other friends using Steam. Players who have yet to purchase the title also have the opportunity to test the game at no charge. Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed will be free-to-play until Sunday, July 7 at 4 p.m. ET. Read Polygon's review of Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed here.

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Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed coming to 3DS Feb. 12 with limited edition

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Sega's star-studded kart racer originally scheduled for a late 2012 release on Nintendo 3DS, will be released in North America on Feb. 12, according to a post on Sega's blog. The handheld version, which will be released in Europe on Feb. 8, will allow you to perform challenges through StreetPass, race as your Mii character and includes up to eight racer multiplayer. A limited edition of the game will be available at retail outlets while supplies last and include a "Metal Sonic" playable character and accompanying vehicle, a bonus track called Outrun Bay, challenges, time trials and decorations for your in-game driver's license. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed was released last year for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Wii U and Jan....

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Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed set for Jan. 31 PC release with Team Fortress 2 characters

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is set for a downloadable release on Windows PC Jan. 31 and will bring characters from Team Fortress 2 to the starting block, according to a post on developer Sega's blog. Team Fortress 2's Pyro, Heavy, and Spy will join fellow kart racers like Sonic, Tails and Danica Patrick. Shogun from the Total War series and Manager Man from the Football Manager series have also secured their places exclusively on the PC version's racetracks. You can watch the trailer above to showcase the $29.99 PC version and its new racers. You can also check out our review of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, a game that allowed us to revisit our "fond memories without any of the overwhelming disappointment of actually revisiting them." Sonic & All-Stars Racing...

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Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed DLC could feature fan-chosen characters

Upcoming DLC for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed could feature fan-chosen characters, developer Sumo Digital's Steve Lycett announced in a post on the official Sega forums. If at least 1,000 fans agree on three characters to include in the title by December, Lycett states he will bring these suggestions to Sega to potentially include in the downloadable content. "I'll set you a challenge," he said. "Without any policing from the Sumo or Sega crew, if you can all agree on three characters by the first of December and prove there is sufficient interest of at least 1,000 unique people per character, I will present the result to Sega. "I can't promise anything will happen as a result, but since you're starting it, let's see if you can organise yourselves in the next few weeks to...

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Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed live action ad gets weird with Danica Patrick

Human and professional driver Danica Patrick appears in Sega's new racer Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, the focal point of the above live action commercial for the Sumo Digital-developed multiplatform game. Given Patrick's humanness, Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Monkey Ball's AiAi also appear in bizarre live action form. Watch Sonic and Danica trade paint, thanks to dazzling special effects, and question why AiAi would set up a fruit and pie stand in the middle of a highway as you no doubt anticipate the imminent release of Sega's mascot-filled racing game. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will be released for Wii U, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on Nov. 18. A portable version of the game comes to PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS on Dec. 11.

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Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed Wii U trailer shapes up gameplay

Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed will allow players to race, track weapons and map their progress using the GamePad, as demonstrated during a Wii U gameplay trailer. The Sonic-themed racer is a sequel to Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing. Transformed allows players to morph their vehicles mid-race from car to plane to boat. The game will feature more than 20 characters and 25 tracks; Transformed also supports four-player split-screen and online play available for up to 10 players. Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed is slated for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 on Nov. 18, followed by a Wii U and Nintendo 3DS release on Dec. 11.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Releases
North America
  • Wii U
    • Released 2012-11-14
    • Publisher Sega
    • Developer Sumo Digital
    • Score 8.5
  • PlayStation Vita
    • Released 2012-11-20
    • Publisher Sega
    • Developer Sumo Digital
  • Nintendo 3DS
    • Released 2012-11-20
    • Publisher Sega
    • Developer Sumo Digital
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 2012-11-20
    • Publisher Sega
    • Developer Sumo Digital
    • Score 8.5
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 2012-11-20
    • Publisher Sega
    • Developer Sumo Digital
    • Score 8.5
  • iOS
    • Released 2014-01-02
    • Publisher Sega
    • Developer Sumo Digital
  • Android
    • Publisher Sega
    • Developer Sumo Digital
  • Windows
    • Released 2013-01-31
    • Publisher Sega
    • Developer Sumo Digital
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