Through its official blog, Sega has confirmed that the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will be released this month. The racing game, which launched last year for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360 and Wii U, will arrive on Nintendo’s latest handheld console on February 8th in Europe and February 12th in North America. The Nintendo 3DS version includes StreetPass challenges and allows for up to eight players racing against each other via Download Play. To view screenshots from the Nintendo 3DS’ version of the game, go here.
Last month, a demo of Sega and Sumo Digital’s Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed hit the Nintendo eShop on Wii U in North America. Beginning today, a demo of the racing game is available for download from the new console’s online marketplace in Europe. The demo is free to download and has a total of 30 uses. Remember that the full version of the racing game is available for purchase at retailers and in the Nintendo eShop, as Wii U’s version released on November 18th, 2012, in North America and November 30th, 2012, in Europe.
It has been confirmed, via Nintendo’s website, that Nintendo 3DS’ version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will not release until next year. Sega’s new racing game for Nintendo’s latest handheld is now scheduled to launch in February 2013. The game is, however, already available to purchase on other platforms, including PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U.
Developed by Sumo Digital, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed will be available for purchase on November 20th for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS. Wii U’s version of the game, which is in development, may also be released on that date. The game’s cover art features Sega mascot Sonic the Hedgehog in his transforming vehicle.
Eurogamer have revised their headline that claimed Sega said Wii U graphics are on-par with current generation consoles. Now they make it clear that developer Sumo Digital was actually referring to the graphics of the Wii U version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, rather than the Wii U console’s graphics. Eurogamer apologizes for the confusion that the original article has caused.
Eurogamer’s Revised Headline: Sega: Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed Wii U graphics on-par with PlayStation 3 version, “maybe even better”
UPDATE: We’ve updated the headline of this article to better reflect the content of the story. Sega was referring to the visuals of Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed on Wii U compared to the visuals of the other versions, not the graphics capabilities of the Wii U itself. Sorry for the confusion this has caused.
It was recently reported that Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed developer Sumo Digital said Wii U graphics are on-par with current generation consoles. This claim was actually stated by Eurogamer, not the developer. When Sumo Digital was talking about Wii U graphics, it was in fact referring to the Wii U version of Sega’s upcoming racing game, which is graphically “on-par” with current generation consoles or “maybe even better.”
Eurogamer’s Headline: Sega: Wii U graphics on-par with PlayStation 3, “maybe even better”
Eurogamer’s First Sentence: British developer Sumo Digital’s new Sonic racer is graphically “on-par” with current generation consoles – “or maybe even better”, according to publisher Sega.
Sega has released a new trailer for Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed which gives us another look at the various transformations your kart can perform. Sega revealed earlier today that the Wii U version of the game will be extremely similar to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions, but, the game will have unique features in the form of the Wii U GamePad.